Waukesha County

The Dark Matter Mystery: Exploring a Cosmic Secret

Recommended for grades 9 -12
1 hour

For current program rates, see the Waukesha County Environmental Education School Guide

Today, we know that approximately a quarter of the universe is filled with mysterious glue: Dark Matter. We know it is out there, but have no idea what it is made up of. This planetarium show takes you on a quest of contemporary astrophysics. You will see why we know that dark matter exists and how this search is one of the most challenging and exciting searches science has to offer.

Standards: MS-PS2-4, HS-PS24, HS-ESS1-4
Duration: 60 minutes
Fee: Yes
Offered: School Year
Location options: Horwitz-DeRemer Planetarium located at the Retzer Nature Center

Grade 9-12 program listing