Phanton of the Universe: The Search for Dark Matter
For High School and up
All the stars, planets, and galaxies that can be seen today make up less than five percent of the universe. The other 95 percent is made of stuff scientists can't see or detect. This invisible "stuff" is called dark energy and dark matter. What astronomers have learned is largely based on what can be seen. To understand what lurks unseen, like a phantom, requires new approaches and technologies that involve new tools, such as the Large Hadron Collider in Europe and a collector in a gold mine in South Dakota. From the Big Bang to the emergent cosmos, Phantom of the Universe is a new full-dome show that was designed to immerse audiences in the search for dark matter.