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Science center features show on black holes

Published Tuesday, 17th January 2012

Science center features show on black holes

There's a place from which nothing escapes, not even light, where time and space literally come to end. It's at this point, inside this fantastic riddle, that black holes exert their sway over the cosmos and our imaginations.

"Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity" is now showing in the domed theater at the Center for Earth & Space Science Education at Tyler Junior College.

The AT&T Foundation is the presenting underwriter for the film, which will be shown through April, and "Tales of the Maya Skies," which is scheduled to run September through December 2012.

Narrated by Liam Neeson, "Black Holes" is a presentation of the facts and theory surrounding the astronomical phenomenon of black holes, using the latest in computer-generated imagery. Theories regarding their origin are presented, along with speculation about what lies with and beyond them. It was produced by the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.

The film takes the audience on a 25-minute journey through other-worldly wormholes to experience the creation of the Milky Way Galaxy and witness the violent death of a star and subsequent birth of a black hole.

Mathematical equations, cutting-edge science, and Einstein's theories fill in holes along the way, providing the most complete picture yet of this mysterious phenomenon.

For tickets and showtimes, go to www.tjc.edu/cesse and click on "Buy Tickets."

Elise Mullinix


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