“The Powers of Zero,” Friday, March 27, 8 p.m. Zero is a seemingly innocuous and unobtrusive number. However, when added before or after any set of digits, zero becomes world-changing. By giving us the orders of magnitude, zeroes are the numerical lens through which astrophysicists see the world. This program will explore the universe one order of magnitude at a time, from the smallest of the small, to the entire universe as a whole.
Tickets are $3 for students and $5 for nonstudents. Tickets can be purchased at the Department of Physics and Astronomy main office, located in Room 204 of the Physical Sciences Building, Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., and Friday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Tickets also can be purchased by going online at www.uwyo.edu/physics/planetarium and clicking on “Purchase tickets online with a credit card.” Doors open 20 minutes before the show, where tickets will be sold if available. The planetarium, which seats 58, is located in the basement of the Physical Sciences Building.
For more detailed descriptions of these programs, go to www.uwyo.edu/physics/planetarium/schedule.html