Planetarium

Solar Superstorms

About Solar Superstorms

Recommend for ages 10+, grades 5-12
Running Time: 40 minutes

A fury is building on the surface of the Sun – high-velocity jets, a fiery tsunami wave that reaches 60,000 miles high, rising loops of electrified gas. What's driving these strange phenomena? How will they affect planet Earth? Find the answers as we venture into the seething interior of our star.

The show features one of the most intensive efforts ever made to visualize the inner workings of the sun, including a series of groundbreaking scientific visualizations computed on the giant new supercomputing initiative, Blue Waters, based at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), University of Illinois.

Brace yourself for the onslaught of the next… Solar Superstorm!

Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch.

Education guide available for download.

For Everyone's Enjoyment

  • Tickets may be purchased at the front desk of Morrill Hall or in advance by calling: 402-472-2637
  • Sales end 10 minutes before show time. There are no refunds once a show begins.
  • We strongly recommend children be at least 4 years old to attend a show due to the nature of the theater and the content of presentation(s).
  • Shows start on time. No one is admitted into the planetarium after a show has begun. This is for your safety per fire code.
  • There is no re-entry if you leave the theater during a show.
  • Doors open 10 minutes prior to show time.
  • The planetarium is a dark environment with overhead motion and occasional loud sounds during a show. It is not recommended for guests who are sensitive to such conditions. Some show scenes have a strobing effect that may affect photosensitive viewers.
  • Minors must be accompanies by an adult. Children cannot be left unattended in the planetarium.

Presentation of the Fulldome Experience at Mueller Planetarium inside Morrill Hall is made by possible by a generous donation from the Friends of the University of Nebraska State Museum.