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North Hills Digital Immersion Theater to Hold Double Features in November

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North Hills High School digital immersion theater will welcome community members in November for shows aimed at specific age groups. A double feature of two back-to-back shows will be shown on the 24-foot dome on Nov. 10, 16 and 18. “New Horizons for a Little Planet” starts at 6:30 p.m. and is targeted for children from preschool through elementary age. “Chasing the Ghost Particle: From the South Pole to the Edge of the Universe” will follow at 7:15 p.m. and is appropriate for older children through adults.

“New Horizons for a Little Planet” introduces viewers to NASA’s New Horizons mission of sending a spacecraft to the dwarf planet, Pluto and other Kuiper Belt Objects beyond.

“Chasing the Ghost Particle: From the South Pole to the Edge of the Universe” gives stunning simulations of the most energetic places in our universe and the galaxies around us by showcasing IceCube, the biggest and strangest detector in the world, which lies deep in the ice at the heart of Antarctica waiting for mysterious messengers from the cosmos. Scientists use tiny and elusive particles called neutrinos to explore the most extreme places in the universe.

All shows are free and open to the public, but all digital immersion theater shows require reservations. Reservations can be made by calling 412-318-1000 ext. 3166 or emailing grumskik@nhsd.net. If no reservations have been made by the end of the last school day prior to the show, the presentation will be canceled. Group reservations for community organizations are accepted, and special events for community members and groups can be scheduled.

The North Hills High School digital immersion theater is located on the third floor of the high school at 53 Rochester Road in Ross Township. The gift shop that supports the North Hills High School Astronomy Club will be open for all shows.