PLEASE NOTE: tickets should be purchased in advance.

Phantom of the Universe

Join this journey of discovery as scientists hunt for dark matter.

Special showing on October 30–31 at 2 p.m.

Where:
The Dome
Tickets:
Additional Ticket Required
Age:
Ages 13-18
Length:
45 minutes
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Join this journey of discovery as scientists hunt for dark matter.

Explore the creation of dark matter during the Big Bang and its role in the formation of galaxies and thus ourselves. Travel thousands of feet below the Earth’s surface where teams of scientists work on experiments to detect the extremely rare interactions of dark matter with normal matter. Finally, take a whirlwind tour of the gigantic CERN laboratory where beams of protons are hurled together in head-on collisions in an attempt to create new dark matter particles. This astronomy feature is followed by a live presentation that allows you to explore the stars like never before.

Book your group adventure today and outer space like never before on our 76-foot Dome screen!

With discounted group rates, groups have the opportunity to schedule exclusive featured shows on Virginia’s largest movie screen.

This feature corresponds with the following SOLs:

  • Physical Science: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9
  • Chemistry: 1, 2, 6 and 7
  • Earth Science: 1 and 2
  • Physics: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 9
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