A new show in the Dome – Stars

Longway Planetarium to present STARS in a whole new light

Mark Hamill narrates this journey from our Sun to the edge of a Black Hole

Flint, MI – Now at Longway Planetarium-a stunning new program called STARS. Audiences will explore the lives of the stars, how they are born, how they die, and how human understanding of the stars has changed over time. This show is narrated by Mark Hamill and will play at Longway Planetarium daily at 2:30pm until April 8, 2016. To watch the trailer, buy tickets online, or get more information visit Longway.org.

Every star has a story. Some are as old as time, faint and almost forgotten. Others burn bright and end their lives in powerful explosions. New stars are created every day, born of vast clouds of gas and dust. Through every phase of their existence, stars release the energy that powers the Universe. Journey to the farthest reaches of our galaxy and experience both the awesome beauty and destructive power of STARS.

The stunning animation highlighted by astronauts, spacecraft, telescopes, nebulas, clusters, and more, was created by the talented team of the National Space Centre (Leicester, UK). This dramatic program features the voice talent of Mark Hamill.

The Nashville Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Albert-George Schram, resident conductor, performed part of the STARS sound track. More than 225 planetariums have presented classic shows produced by the Sudekum Planetarium at the Adventure Science Center. Now, fulldome theaters can enjoy similar Stellar Experiences from the Sudekum Planetarium.

STARS was produced by Sudekum Planetarium at the Adventure Science Center in Nashville, Tennessee. More than 230 planetariums have presented award winning, classic shows from the Sudekum Planetarium since 1989. Stellar experiences from the Sudekum Planetarium are designed to engage, inspire, and educate audiences of all ages. To learn more about the Sudekum Planetarium, visit their website.

Longway Planetarium is located in the Flint Cultural Center, 1310 E. Kearsley Street, Flint, Michigan. Planetarium hours: Monday – Thursday 10:00 am – 5:00pm, Friday 10:00am – 8:30pm, Saturday 12 noon – 8:30pm, and Sunday 12 noon – 5:00pm. Shows in the planetarium theater every day. Admission is $6 adults, $4 seniors (60+), $4 youth age 2-11, children 1 and under are FREE. Longway Planetarium is a member organization of the Flint Cultural Center Corporation and is supported in part by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Ruth Mott Foundation. This activity is supported by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. Visit Longway.org for more information.

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