Original, Fulldome Eclipse Planetarium Show Premiering at Adventure Science Center’s Sudekum Planetarium
New production premieres at exclusive, black-tie event on Friday, Jan. 20
Nashville, Tenn., Jan. 10, 2017—This summer, on a seemingly normal Monday afternoon in August, at exactly 1:27 p.m., the Sun above Nashville will disappear from view. The sky will go completely dark. Normally invisible constellations of stars will suddenly appear. The temperature will drop, and nocturnal creatures will emerge from sleep. The bustle of the city will come to a halt as Nashvillians stop and look to the skies to witness the first total solar eclipse to hit the city since the year 1478.
Dubbed "The Great American Eclipse" by the press, it is the first total solar eclipse to sweep the continental U.S. from coast to coast since 1918. Although its path is long, it is only 70 miles wide and touches no land outside the U.S. Nashville has the rare honor of being the largest city within the path of totality.
To kick off the countdown to August 21, Adventure Science Center’s Sudekum Planetarium will release its new, fulldome production, ECLIPSE: The Sun Revealed. This original show will take viewers on a spectacular journey through the fascinating historical and cultural impact of eclipses, the astronomical events that produce them, and the geometry that leads to lunar, partial, annular and total solar eclipses.
“Nashville will be at the epicenter of this extraordinary event. We wanted to provide a resource to help prepare audiences across the U.S. and to allow them to share in the excitement and wonder,” said Derrick Rohl, Sudekum Planetarium Manager.
To celebrate the release, Adventure Science Center will hold a red carpet premiere on Friday, Jan. 20, from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets to this black tie affair are $75 and include a showing of ECLIPSE: The Sun Revealed, hors d’oeuvres by Menu Maker Catering, a cocktail bar featuring a special “Winter Sun” signature cocktail, and a chance to explore outer space in the Space Chase exhibition gallery.
Tickets are available at www.adventuresci.org/eclipse.
‘ECLIPSE: The Sun Revealed’ is made possible in part through the generous support of the Sudekum Memorial Trust.