4:00 pm - Explore

EXPLORE is a compelling story of skygazing, scientific discovery, and the wonders of exploration: past, present, and future.

Humanity has always had a fascination with the stars — from ancient stargazers and astrologers to modern-day astronauts and astronomers. This show begins with a look at how scholars and scientists throughout the ages used the sky as a calendar and clock to measure the passage of time. Their charts and star catalogs informed the breakthrough discoveries of Nicolaus Copernicus and Johannes Kepler, who in turn paved the way for space travel. In several beautiful scenes, the show demonstrates how today’s spacecrafts follow Kepler’s laws in stately maneuvers as they make their way from Earth to orbit and then — one day — on to other worlds.