Incoming! A Planetarium show at the California Academy of Sciences

SETI Institute Senior research scientist Franck Marchis served as science advisor on a new planetarium show entitled "Incoming!" narrated by Star Trek Alum George Takei. Daily 30-minute showings begin March 11 in Morrison Planetarium at the California Academy of Sciences. Work done on the Chelyabinsk meteor event by SETI Institute Senior research scientist Peter Jenniskens is also referred to in planetarium show.

Tickets are free with admission to the Academy and can be picked up at the Planetarium kiosk. 


From the Cal Academy website

Narrated by George Takei, our newest original planetarium show explores asteroids, comets, and the hard-hitting stories of our cosmic origins.

Embark on a journey back in time and across the Solar System, following the paths of asteroids and comets that have collided with Earth—and those that roam far from home. These ancient objects travel billions of years before reaching Earth, and their impact can be so powerful that just one collision can change the course of life on our planet.

Scientists aren't waiting for asteroids and comets to come to us to learn more about them—get an up-close look at spacecraft sent to rocky asteroids and icy comets to collect invaluable data. You’ll follow the trek of the Chelyabinsk meteor as it entered the Earth's atmosphere in 2013 and visualize major shifts in the history of the Solar System billions of years in the making—and all in under an hour.

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