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Earth Day Activities at Angelo State

April 16, 2012

In celebration of Earth Day 2012, Angelo State University will present a new planetarium show and an opportunity for solar viewing on Saturday, April 21, in and around the Vincent Nursing-Physical Science (NPS) Building, 2333 Vanderventer St.

The new show, “Dynamic Earth: Exploring Earth’s Climate Engine,” will be shown twice, at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., in ASU’s Global Immersion Center (GIC), formerly the Planetarium.  Both shows are open free to the public.  The GIC is located inside the main entrance to the NPS Building. 

Following the shows, ASU’s Physics Department will have telescopes set up outside the NPS Building for safe solar viewing, which will also be free to the public. 

“Dynamic Earth” is a new full-dome documentary narrated by well-known actor Liam Neeson that uses cutting edge, digital production and immersive digital cinema technologies to inform audiences about global climate systems.  It was created by a team of top media producers and scientific visualization labs, who designed and produced it specifically for digital dome exhibition. 

The content of “Dynamic Earth” explores the inner workings of Earth’s climate engine and fills in major gaps in the public’s understanding of climate change.  In doing so, it enables audiences to gain perspective on one of the most important issues of our time: the question of how to balance the energy and resource needs of our populations with the need to safeguard Earth’s great life support system, the global climate.  By melding together educational, scientific and entertainment values, the show is action-packed as well as visually stunning, and guarantees that audiences will never look at Earth the same way again. 

The special limited engagement at ASU was made possible by special arrangements with the show’s distributors, Spitz Inc. 

For more information, call the GIC at 325-942-2136.


Global Immersion Center