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An Earth Celebration During MA STEM Week

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Blake Planetarium at Plymouth Community Intermediate School

117 Long Pond Road

Plymouth, MA 02360

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MA STEM Week is being held October 21-25 and in celebration of all things Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, the Blake Planetarium is hosting an Earth celebration by streaming Fragile Planet and Expedition Reef. This double-feature presentation is free and open to all ages.

Fragile Planet combines scientific visualization with movie-making magic, highlighting Earth's special place in the universe as the only known haven for life. Develop a renewed appreciation for our fragile planet through the lens of astronomy, as Sigourney Weaver guides audiences on an immersive excursion that explores a universe filled with the possibility of life. Fragile Planet starts with an astronaut's view highlighting Earth's unique regions. The journey then continues to the Moon, Mars, and beyond the Milky Way to search for habitats that might host extraterrestrial life. The show's theme - that Earth is the only known haven for life, and thus is important to protect — echoes the themes of biodiversity and sustainability. (Excerpt by Loch Ness Productions; for a preview visit https://youtu.be/r320_BW5xl4)

Expedition Reef, narrated by Tony Award winner Lea Salonga, will immerse audiences in an undersea adventure. This fulldome planetarium show provides an up-close look at a part of our planet many people have never experienced. Discover how corals grow, feed, reproduce, and support over 25% of all marine life on Earth - while facing unprecedented threats from climate change, habitat destruction, and overfishing. Expedition Reef starts at the Philippine Coral Reef exhibit at the California Academy of Sciences. Thousands of tropical fish and colorful corals thrive in one of the largest and deepest indoor displays of living corals. Then, we venture across the planet and below the ocean's surface to learn about the biology of corals, and how reefs support some of the planet's most complex food webs. Although they line about a third of tropical coastlines, reefs comprise less than one percent of the world's ocean environments, showing how precious and fragile these systems are. Scientists are racing the clock to develop sustainable solutions before these areas disappear forever. Their research and recommendations can inform public policy decisions through this show. (Excerpt by Loch Ness Productions; for a preview visit https://youtu.be/IvzbIZctx1Y)

If you have questions about the event, please email Alison Riordan (K-12 Science and Technology/Engineering Curriculum Coordinator, Plymouth Public Schools) at ariordan@plymouth.k12.ma.us.

TICKETS ARE SOLD ONLINE ONLY. NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR.
(Please note that you do not have to bring printed tickets with you. Tickets displayed on mobile devices are welcome.)

All ages are welcome
Parking is free.
Food and drink are not allowed in the planetarium.
*No refunds at any time.

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