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Mayborn Planetarium opens new show for April

Mayborn Planetarium opens new show for April

The Mayborn Planetarium and Space Theater will open its April show lineup this weekend featuring the newest full-dome show “Earthquake: Evidence of a Restless Planet.”

“Earthquake” takes the audience on a breathtaking tour through space and time that will make you look at Earth in a whole new way. Fly along the San Andreas Fault before diving into the planet’s interior. Then travel back in time to witness the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and the breakup of Pangaea 200 million years ago. Narrated by actor Benjamin Bratt, the show also visits the sites of historical earthquakes from the Mediterranean Sea to the Pacific Ocean and relays how scientists and engineers collaborate to build a safer environment. Show time is Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m.

Following “Earthquake” is “Dinosaur Passage to Pangea.” This stop-motion, animated adventure explains one of the greatest geological events in the history of the Earth – the separation of the supercontinent Pangaea. When two children embark on a geology field trip back in time, they are thrown into a fantastic voyage where they witness incredible geological wonders and learn the mysterious process that created our present-day continents. From racing across the landscape atop dinosaurs to plummeting to the center of the Earth, “Dinosaur Passage to Pangaea” is the perfect educational glimpse at the tectonic forces that forged our world. Show time is Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.

At 9 p.m. we join the young Charles Darwin on an adventurous voyage of exploration circumnavigating the world with the HMS Beagle in “Natural Selection.” Witness the thrill of scientific discovery by seeing the world through Darwin’s eyes, make observations of the most beautiful natural scenery and let the pieces of the scientific puzzle slowly but surely fall into place.

The weekend matinee schedule begins Saturday at 11 a.m. with “Zula Patrol: Down To Earth” followed by “One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure” at 12 p.m., “Legends of the Night Sky: Orion” at 1 p.m., “Kaluoka’hina: The Enchanted Reef” at 2 p.m., “Nanocam” at 4 p.m. and “We are Astronomers” at 4 p.m.

The Sunday matinee lineup features “Kaluoka’hina” at 2 p.m., “Nanocam” at 3 p.m. and “We Are Astronomers” at 4 p.m.

Tickets for the weekend evening shows are $6 for adults, $5 for children under 12, students, senior citizens and active-duty military. The matinee shows are $4 per person, per show. Show descriptions, the weekday matinee schedule, directions to the Planetarium and more can be found online at www.starsatnight.org.

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