Planetarium: “Faster Than Light: The Dream of Interstellar Flight”
$2 for children, active military & senior citizens
Free for ASU students, faculty & staff
The impulse to strike out into the unknown, to see what’s over the horizon - is as old as humanity. Today, a whole new horizon beckons. Scientists now believe that our galaxy is filled with solar systems, including up to 9 billion Sun-like stars with planets similar to Earth.
Astronomers are racing to find habitable worlds, including any that might exist in the neighborhood of our Sun. But if we find one, how will we ever get there? How long will it take? What rocket designs might one day conquer the voids of space?
This show will dazzle you with virtual rides aboard spacecraft of the future. They are based on new technologies designed to achieve ultra-high speeds, using exotic next-generation rocket fuels and breakthrough concepts in physics. How far can our technology take us?
The show is narrated by “Game of Thrones” actor Sean Bean.