Learn about the exciting, untold story of mapping the stars, combining ancient history with scientific evolution. Look back at the astronomers whose quest was to understand the distance to the stars for the purpose of understanding how our world was formed. From the 129BC star map of about 1000 stars created by Hipparchus to the billion stars being measured by the Gaia mission launched in 2013. Journey through the Milky Way to explore the many questions that have been asked about the origin and evolution of our home galaxy.
A “Tonight’s Sky” program showing seasonal constellations and planets currently in the night sky will follow the show.
Location: Planetarium in the Astronomy Education Building at TWC
Time: 9:00PM (Please arrive 10 minutes early.)