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Dark Universe at the California Academy of Sciences

18 Feb 2014, 05:24 UTC
Dark Universe at the California Academy of Sciences
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Over the past few years since the new Morrison Planetarium has opened, the California Academy of Sciences has used the state-of-the-art projection system at the Morrison to present amazing shows, scientifically accurate portrayals of the universe that include travel across vast regions of the cosmos using the latest research and findings from science and the latest in digital projection technology. The results are stunning visual experiences that relate some of the most complex and sophisticated concepts in science and bring the viewer face to face with these realities."Dark Universe" is the latest in a series of shows specially designed to take advantage of the Morrison’s projection system. The most recent shows have been created by the Hayden Planetarium and sometimes co-created with the Cal Academy. Dark Universe has credits that span the scientific community for the depth and breadth of visuals and scientific discoveries that are portrayed, an effort to create something that truly reflects the leading edge of our collective knowledge of the universe. The show focused on the most significant cosmological idea and astrophysics question that is being researched, to understand the nature of dark matter and dark energy, the two unknown materials that represent 95% of the ...

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