Wildest Weather in the Solar System


Location: Gates Planetarium, Level 1; enter through Main Entrance

Take a spectacular journey to witness the most beautiful, powerful, and mysterious weather phenomena in the solar system. From a storm the size of a 100-megaton hydrogen bomb, to a 400-year-old hurricane, you'll be glad you live on Earth.

Packed with eye-popping visuals, high-end CGI, and cutting-edge science, Wildest Weather in the Solar System will fly you through the thick atmosphere of Venus, magnetic storms on the sun, liquid methane showers on Titan, and anticyclones whirling at hundreds of miles per hour on Jupiter. Get ready for a wild ride.

Run Time: 25 minutes


January 27 - June 14, 2012
Mon - Thurs: 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m.
Fri - Sun:  11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m.

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