Columbia Basin College Planetarium's next event will be May 14 and features the debut showing of the new full-dome movie Dynamic Earth: Exploring Earth's Climate Engine.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Showtime is 6 p.m. Admission is free. It's recommended that visitors reserve a seat in advance at www.columbiabasin.edu/planet.
The film explores the many interwoven impacts on Earth's climate with cutting-edge visualizations of supercomputer simulations, satellite data, Earth's biosphere and more.
The audience also will be able to ride on the winds of a monster hurricane, dive among the teeming life of the ocean and soar safely through the fury of an underwater volcano. The film is narrated by film actor Liam Neeson.
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There will be a discussion following the film led by Chuck Long and Laura Riihimaki, scientists from Pacific Northwest National Laboratories, Raymond Lam from Silk Road Environmental, and Rik Smith from Columbia Basin College.