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Fulldome Lecture

Date:                     Saturday, November 10, 2018
Time:                     4:30 PM
To:                        6:00 PM
Venue:                   Planetarium Science Centre, Accra
Address:                 12 Osu Avenue Extension
Organiser:              Planetarium Science Centre
Contact name:        Sarah Abotsi-Masters
Contact number:     +233244298529
Email:                    sarahatmasters@yahoo.com


We are privileged to be invited to the Kavli Fulldome Lecture held at the Adler Planetarium, Chicago, USA.  The lecture, presented by Dr. Shane Larson (Associate Director of CIERA - Centre for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics) deals with our current understanding of our universe, and the techniques we can use to extend our understanding in future.

From the website:

“The cosmos is full of strange happenings that we sometimes are lucky enough to witness because we happened to be paying attention to the stories the Universe is telling us. These tales are carried on bursts of light, showers of subatomic particles, and the faint whisperings of gravity, and every day that passes, we’re getting better at deciphering them.

In our lifetimes, we will only ever have a glimpse of the cosmos. But that glimpse is enough to transform our perceptions in dramatic ways and to answer the oldest questions we have about what the Universe is doing all around us.” 

In a fulldome lecture, stunning animated visuals created from real data are used to illustrate the content of the lecture, which deals with some of the “big questions” in astronomy today.  This is enabled through a “domecast”, where our Planetarium can connect with others across the globe, and can share in whatever is being presented at another planetarium.


Place: PLANETARIUM SCIENCE CENTRE (directions below)


4:30pm: Arrival

5:00 – 6:00pm: Fulldome lecture “The Cosmos in a Heartbeat”

Price: Adults – Ghc 20, Students/Children (minimum recommended age 10 years) - Ghc 10

Some important notes:

·         Entry to the planetarium is limited to 80 people, so please arrive by 4:30pm to buy your ticket to be sure of gaining entry.  Or, buy your ticket in advance

§  Advance tickets via mobile money 055 874 0637 (GHANA PLANETARIUM) 

§  or in person from the Planetarium

·         Latecomers will not be admitted into the planetarium once the lecture has started.

·         The event consists of a 1-hour lecture hence the suggested audience is adults and older children only (minimum 10 years)

A poster (PDF) and flyer (PNG) are  attached, please feel free to share among your networks.

Ghana Planetarium is on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ghanaplanetarium

Find the Planetarium on Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/rnAXkWLPgrH2

Directions to the Planetarium:

The PLANETARIUM SCIENCE CENTRE is on OSU AVENUE EXTENSION.  That is the road behind Police HQ, and also behind Christ the King.

From Christ the King church/school, take the first turn on your right after passing Christ the King on your right.  The turn is signposted for Quality Distance Learning (QDL). Turn right again at the next sign for QDL.  The road bends round to the left and the Planetarium is on your left, in the same compound as Quality Distance Learning and Office Automation Systems.  

From Danquah circle, head towards Kwame Nkrumah Circle on the Ring Road until you get to Police HQ.  Take the slip road that is next to Police HQ (leading up to Ako Adjei Interchange), and take the right turn that is halfway up (ie you don’t go all the way up to the mini roundabout).  This road is Osu Avenue Extension.  Pass Rockstone’s Office, then you will find the Planetarium in the same compound as Quality Distance Learning and Office Automation Systems.  There is a large sign on the wall.

Just look for the giraffes!   

Disclaimer: The information listed is from third parties, has not been verified and does not engage the responsibility of the website.

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