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Chasing the Ghost Particle - Feature Star Show

Location: 
Barlow Planetarium
Cost: 
$8/$7/$6
Contact: 
Barlow Planetarium, 920-832-2868
Dates: 
Fri, Nov 3, 2017, 3:45 pm to 4:30 pm
Sat, Nov 4, 2017, 3:45 pm to 4:30 pm
Fri, Nov 10, 2017, 3:45 pm to 4:30 pm
Sat, Nov 11, 2017, 3:45 pm to 4:30 pm
Fri, Nov 17, 2017, 3:45 pm to 4:30 pm
Sat, Nov 18, 2017, 3:45 pm to 4:30 pm
Description 

Deep in the ice at the heart of Antarctica, the biggest and strangest detector in the world waits for mysterious messengers from the cosmos. The detector is IceCube! The messengers are neutrinos–ghostly particles that give us tantalizing looks into world of exploding stars and black holes. This show tells the incredible story of how an international team of scientists and engineers transformed one billion tons of Antarctic ice into a telescope. Building IceCube was a titanic endeavor driven by our human passion for discovery. Your audiences will witness stunning views of the South Pole, captivating animations of the IceCube detectors capturing a neutrino collision–and eye-catching views of the cosmos. Each show concludes with a tour of the current nighttime sky – stars, constellations and planets – as seen from the Fox Valley and Northeast Wisconsin.