Winnipeg, MB (June 30, 2016): An exhilarating new space show, The Search for Life: Are We Alone?, narrated by Academy Award-nominated actor Harrison Ford, opens at the Manitoba Museum on Friday, July 1, 2016, in the Planetarium. An engrossing full-dome theater experience, The Search for Life launches visitors on an awe-inspiring trip through space and time. From the depths of Earth’s oceans to the outer reaches of the cosmos, viewers explore the links between life on Earth and the potential for life on other planets.
“Featuring breathtaking visualizations based on scientific data and making use of cutting-edge supercomputer simulations by NASA, astrophysicists, and other scientists around the world, this thought-provoking show will transform your view of the cosmos, revealing countless worlds that may harbor life,” says Scott Young, Manager of Science Communications and Visitor Experiences. The Search for Life: Are We Alone? explores the tantalizing possibility of life beyond Earth, a question that is always at the forefront of astrophysics. The show creates a brilliant panorama of deep space, including a walk on Mars and a dramatic visualization of the formation of our own fragile planet.
The Search for Life was developed by the American Museum of Natural History in collaboration with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and presents a view of the cosmos that is rapidly increasing in complexity and richness. This view is based on the scientific discoveries that life on Earth can thrive in environments previously thought hostile and inhospitable; there are innumerable planets outside our solar system; and the processes that produced our Sun and solar system, and that ultimately allowed life to develop and flourish on Earth, are the same processes that continue to generate stars and planets throughout our galaxy.
KIDS DRESSED IN RED AND WHITE GET INTO MANITOBA MUSEUM FREE ON CANADA DAY
Open daily, 10 am – 5 pm, including the Museum Galleries, Science Gallery and Planetarium
Zula Patrol: Down to Earth – 11 am & 2 pm
The Search for Life: Are We Alone? – 12 pm (noon) & 4 pm
Live With the Stars – 1 pm & 3 pm
$11.00 adults, $9.00 students & senior citizens, $7.50 children
Members get in free.
For information, call 204-943-3139 or visit the Museum’s website manitobamuseum.ca.