By Noura Ibrahim, Planetarium Student Employee
The Jim and Linda Lee planetarium is offering special shows just for the week of OctoberWest. The planetarium is excited to debut two new shows, The Age of Airplanes, and Across the Visible Universe.
The Age of Airplanes is an exclusive show that will only be playing for one week during OctoberWest. Narrated by Harrison Ford, this show reminds us how the airplane has profoundly changed the world and our lives. Beautifully filmed in 18 countries across all 7 continents, the film renews our appreciation for one of the most extraordinary and awe inspiring inventions in the modern world. This show is approximately 50 minutes.
Across our Visible Universe is all about the concept of size and scale when it comes to the universe. Starting at Earth, we will fly farther and farther away from home, encountering the incredible structures that populate the cosmos, traveling right to the edge of our visible knowledge of what surrounds us. This runs for approximately 40 minutes. Unlike the Age of Airplanes, guests will still be able to see this show after the OctoberWest week.
For Embry-Riddle students, faculty, staff, and alumni, there will be free planetarium events during the weekdays to watch these special, new shows. On Wednesday Oct. 2nd, Living in the Age of Airplanes will be playing at 7 pm in the planetarium. The next day, Thursday Oct. 3rd, the planetarium will be showing Living in the Age of Airplanes at noon, followed by a showing of Across the Visible Universe at 1 pm. On Friday Oct. 4th, the planetarium will start with a showing of Living in the Age of Airplanes at 11 am which will be followed by Across the Visible Universe at noon. Also happening on Friday is the Undergraduate Research Symposium starting at 1:30 pm and ending around 3:45 pm.
OctoberWest is such an exciting time for the Embry-Riddle community and here at the Jim and Linda lee Planetarium, we are ecstatic to play a part in this wonderful celebration.