DarkBy thevlm In Planetarium
Date(s) - 10/26/2014
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
DARK s a full-dome movie that explains and explores the nature of dark matter, the missing 80% of the mass of the Universe.The search for Dark Matter is the most pressing astrophysical problem of our time – the solution to which will help us understand why the Universe is as it is.
The movie is presented by Dr Alan Duffy of the International Center for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) at the University of Western Australia, who creates simulations of dark matter evolution inside supercomputers. Alan introduces us to the idea of dark matter, why astronomers think it exists, and explains why Radio Astronomy is so well-suited to its discovery.
We explore why the new Australian Square Kilometer Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) Telescope, currently under construction in remote Western Australia, will be so important in this scientific quest.
Made possible by the University of Western Australia.
Recommended: ages 10 and above.
Cost: VLM members free, non-members $4 plus Museum admission.
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