The universe as an egg

  • Posted: Jul 18, 2011

The universe as an egg
On a clear night, can one really see forever? Apparently not, according to the new Iziko Planetarium show "Living inside the cosmic egg" which opens on 1 August and runs until year-end. The show describes an opaque 'wall' which surrounds the observable universe. Within the confines of this wall exist billions of galaxies, each galaxy a gigantic city of stars, each star probably having its own solar system.

This intriguing look at the observable universe runs from Monday to Friday at 14:00, weekends at 14:30 and Tuesdays at 20:00. Tuesday evening screenings are followed by a Sky Talk in which viewers can gain a clearer understanding of the current night sky. (No screenings on 6 August and 3 September. 9 August - 14:30.)

Enquiries: 021 481 3900.


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