I'm so excited to share the news that the California Academy of Sciences is unveiling our latest planetarium show on March 11, "Incoming!" The full-dome presentation tells the story of how asteroids and comets have collided with our planet throughout its history and have dramatically shaped live on earth.
It's a really great science show and it features a narrator that all scifi geeks should swoon over — George "Mr. Sulu" Takei. George Takei of course played the iconic role of Lt. Hikaru Sulu on the original "Star Trek" television series, and several movie adaptations afterwards. Takei has one of the most recognizable and melodious baritone voices out there, which should really add to the immersive experience of the planetarium show. (As of press time it was unknown whether or not he will be saying "Oh MYYYY" as a glittery comet streaks by.)
More about the show:
In the California Academy of Sciences’ latest original planetarium show, Incoming!, audiences will discover how asteroids and comets have collided with our planet throughout history, changing the course of life on Earth and shaping the world we know today. From the comfort of a planetarium seat, viewers will embark on a dynamic journey on the trail of asteroids and comets, get an up close look at the advanced technologies that allow scientists to detect asteroids before they reach Earth, and visualize historic space events billions of years in the making—all within an immersive, all-digital dome that brings the captivating story of our cosmic origins to life like never before.
Read the full press release at Calacademy.org.
"Incoming!" opens March 11 at the California Academy of Sciences. Included free with your paid admission to the Academy.
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