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UAA Planetarium Show

January 12 @ 9:08 am - 12:30 pm

Visit UAA’s Planetarium with MSCS!

Watch the amazing show, Exploding Universe followed by a live trip through the galaxy by planetarium director, Omega Smith. 

Out of devastating events in the cosmos comes new creation. Explosive phenomena are responsible for the way we see the universe today, and not all of them happen on a grand scale.

When giant stars explode as “supernovas,” they seed the galaxies with heavy elements that make planets and life possible. Some collisions we are only just now starting to understand. For example, when Black Holes collide, they can throw off some of the most energetic particles known, ripping and warping space as they go. Other “explosions” have profound effects as well, such as the beauty and power of supervolcanoes which have contributed to the transformation of our world into the life bearing oasis we now enjoy. The smallest of explosions, such as the forced impact of atoms, can echo the foundation events of the early universe.

As the universe has transformed into the structure we live in now, even the most elementary particles have endured. This show follows the path of one of these “particles,” a proton, as it participates in nature’s astounding events of rebirth and renewal.

  • Date: Friday, January 12th
  • Itinerary: Arrive at MSCS at 9:08 am and board the school bus at 9:20 am; the UAA program will run from 10:30 – 11:30. We will arrive back at MSCS between 12:30 – 12:50 pm.
  • This field trip is recommended for grades 4 – 12
  • Cost: $19 per student (this price will be automatically deducted from the students allotment).
  • Adults are welcome to attend. Adults/ teachers attend for free.
  • Special Instructions: Please pack a sack lunch to enjoy on the bus.

Families have the option of meeting us there.

Sorry this field trip is full. 

MSCS Permission Slip to Participate


January 12
9:08 am - 12:30 pm


Gena Chastain


UAA Planetarium
3211 Providence Dr.
Anchorage, AK 99508 United States
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