Armagh Planetarium: It’s out of this world this summer!
This summer experience our world and beyond as you sit back and relax in the Planetarium’s 360-degree dome theatre. With six different shows running Monday-Saturday throughout July and August there is so much to choose from, including a brand new film. “Solar Superstorms”, narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch, will take viewers into the tangle of magnetic fields and superhot plasma that vent the Sun’s rage in dramatic flares, violent solar tornadoes, and the largest eruptions in the Solar System: Coronal Mass Ejections. The film links to research carried out by the Armagh Observatory and Planetarium on the Sun. Best suited for adults and children over the age of six, “Solar Superstorms” launches at 2pm on Monday 2 July. Check out our website www.armaghplanet.com for show information and times. This summer you can also book your tickets online!
A Coronal Mass Ejection in the making: magnetic loops pushing up from solar sunspots.Credit: CME simulation by Yuhong Fan; solar surface simulation by Matthias Rempel, both from National Center for Atmospheric Research. Visualization by Advanced Visualization Lab, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, U. of Illinois.
Solar Superstorms describes rare but extremely powerful eruptions from our ...