Whitworth Ferguson Planetarium
Department of Earth Sciences and Science Education
SUNY Buffalo State
Buffalo, NY 14222
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Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. - Carl Sagan
Public Programs for Saturday March 25
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Saturday at 12:30 pm
Solar Superstorms takes a look at the fury building on the surface of the sun – high-velocity jets, a fiery tsunami wave that reaches 100,000 kilometers high, and rising loops of electrified gas.
What’s driving these strange phenomena? How will they affect Earth?
Find the answers as we venture into the seething interior of our star in this immersive program! Watch a trailer here.
Solar Superstorms is preceded by a 15-minute tour of the Winter night sky. Program is about 50 minutes long.
Solar Superstorms is narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch.
Saturday at 11:00 am
The Longest Night: A Winter's Tale is a one-of-a-kind planetarium show weaving a timeless fable of courage, generosity and renewal, which explores the concept that winter is a time for Earth to rest, waiting for new growth in the spring.
The Longest Night: A Winter's Tale is preceded by a 15-minute tour of the Winter night sky. Program is about 50 minutes long.
Due to popular demand, this program has been extended from our December schedule!