Public Virtual Friday Starry Nights – “Faster Than Light”

Join Roper Mountain for a virtual Friday Starry Nights event from the comfort of your home. When you join the Zoom event, our planetarium specialist will take you on a 15-20 minute star talk and Q&A session, followed by the feature film, "Faster Than Light - The Dream of Interstellar Flight". The impulse to strike out into the unknown, to see what’s over the horizon… is as old as humanity. Today, a whole new horizon beckons. Scientists now believe that our galaxy is filled with solar systems, including up to 9 billion Sun-like stars with planets similar to Earth. Astronomers are racing to find habitable worlds, including any that might exist in the neighborhood of our Sun. But if we find one, how will we ever get there? How long will it take? What rocket designs might one day conquer the voids of space? “Faster Than Light: the Dream of Interstellar Flight” will dazzle audiences with virtual rides aboard spacecraft of the future. They are based on whole new technologies designed to achieve ultra-high speeds, using exotic next generation rocket fuels and breakthrough concepts in physics. How far can our technology take us? This event is on a first come, first serve basis and requires you to reserve your space by visiting RoperMountain.org. It is FREE for members and $5 per household for non-members.
  • May 29, 2020
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