Waukesha County



Phantom of the Universe


This show showcases an exciting explosion of dark matter, from the Big Bang to its anticipated dicovery at the Large Hadron Collider. The show reveals the first hints of its existence through the eyes of Fritz Zwicky, the scientist who coined the term "dark matter." It describes the astral choreography in the Andromeda galaxy and then plummets deep underground to see the most sensitive dark matter detector from Earth. From there, it journeys across space and time to the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, speeding alongside particles before they collide in visually stunning explosions of light and sound, while learning how scientists around the world are collaborating to track down the constituents of dark matter. Resource guide available.


Duration: 60 minutes
Fee: Yes
Offered: School Year
Location options: Horwitz-DeRemer Planetarium located at the Retzer Nature Center


Grade 9-12 program listing