Lucy Hawking & Arizona Science Center Take You On ‘The Cosmic Treasure Hunt’

Don’t miss this out-of-this-world family event in our world-class Dorrance Planetarium!
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Nov. 30, 2010 - PRLog -- Could humans live on another planet? What kind of music do aliens like? Can you gargle in space? Where should we go in space and why? Get answers to those questions as well as take an extraordinary tour through space with best-selling author Lucy Hawking! Arizona Science Center and BEYOND Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science present The 2010 Annual Science Fact Meets Science Fiction Lecture ‘The Cosmic Treasure Hunt’ on Sunday, Dec. 5, at 2 p.m. in our state-of-the-art Dorrance Planetarium.

Leave planet Earth and experience the wonders of our cosmic environment through manned space flights to the Moon, surfing the Solar System on an asteroid and witnessing the explosion of a supernova. The goal of ‘The Cosmic Treasure Hunt’ is to explore our knowledge of the Universe, what we know about it and how we know about it, how our knowledge is our greatest asset and how physics plays a role in learning more. Hawking will use optical astronomy to show what we can see of the Universe, and explain how we can listen to the Universe through radio astronomy.

In this presentation, Lucy Hawking will use examples from her best-selling children’s book George’s Cosmic Treasure Hunt, which she co-authored with her father, world renowned physicist Steven Hawking. After the brief presentation, there will a question and answer session as well as an opportunity to meet the author.

‘The Cosmic Treasure Hunt’ is recommended for ages 8 and up, is presented free with paid general admission and takes place in the Dorrance Planetarium at Arizona Science Center on Dec. 5 at 2 p.m. Arizona Science Center is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For more information, visit http://www.azscience.org or call 602-716-2000.

About Lucy Hawking
Lucy Hawking is a British writer, and author of several science adventure stories, including George’s Secret Key to the Universe, co-authored with her father Stephen Hawking. Lucy is currently Writer in Residence at Arizona State University. Her presentation will be the 2010 “Science Fact Meets Science Fiction” Lecture of ASU’s Beyond Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science.

About Dorrance Planetarium
State-of-the-art Dorrance Planetarium at Arizona Science Center was the first planetarium at a science center in the world to feature NanoSeam Dome Technology. In addition to the NanoSeam Dome, the Dorrance Planetarium uses a Digistar3 projection system, a Digistar 3D astronomy package, and a Bowen Technovation audio system. This system provides real time 3D, full-dome, and high definition computer graphics with full color and full motion.

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About Arizona Science Center
The mission of Arizona Science Center is to inspire, educate and entertain people of all ages about science. The Center, located at 600 E. Washington St. in downtown Phoenix, features more than 300 hands-on exhibits, live demonstrations, the state-of-the-art Dorrance planetarium and a five-story IMAX® theater. For more information please call 602-716-2000 or visit http://www.azscience.org.
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