If you’re a planetarium junkie in the Boulder area, your experience is about to get a major upgrade.
The astrophysical and planetary sciences department, home to Fiske Planetarium, announced today the launch of a complete upgrade to the projection and other presentation systems that power the planetarium’s big-screen experience. The remodel will turn the dome of the planetarium into an all-encompassing video theater.
Students will be at the controls, under the direction of engineers, to better identify and monitor asteroids that could cause devastation to Earth as CU-Boulder's Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics embarks on the Sentinel Mission.
Despite sharp increases in carbon dioxide emissions by humans in recent decades that are warming the planet, Earth’s vegetation and oceans continue to soak up about half of them, according to a surprising new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder.