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Peoria - Science: StarLab Planetarium and Liquid Nitrogen Show

  • Nov 17, 2012 · 11:15 AM
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Lecture & Demonstration: StarLab Planetarium and Liquid Nitrogen Show 

StarLab Planetarium The Giant StarLab Planetarium presents two 40-minute shows at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. inside Challenger Space Center one Saturday a month. Inside the dome, visitors are transported into a night sky environment perfect for learning about upcoming sky events, the stars, the moon, constellations, planets, deep space objects, celestial coordinates, the seasons, multicultural folklore, and mythology. The fee for the StarLab Planetarium is $4 per person plus the cost of general admission, with a 25% discount for Challenger members.

Liquid Nitrogen Show Nitrogen is present in all living things, including the human body. It is fascinating element with many unique properties and uses related to dynamite, medical anesthetics, fertilizer, and even car racing. Find out how solids, liquids and gases change when rapidly heated and cooled. Smash a squash ball! Shrink a balloon instantly! How can Newton's 3rd Law of Motion explain a liquid nitrogen sprinkler? This show aims to excite an interest in the properties of matter. The demonstrations illustrate the fascinating properties of liquid nitrogen and show many scientific principles related to everyday life. The Liquid Nitrogen Show comes to Challenger only a few times a year, so don’t miss it!


Admission is $8 plus StarLab Planetarium is $4 per person

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