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High School Digital Immersion Theater to Hold Double Features in November
North Hills High School

Categorized as: Movies & Film
Event tags:

  • 1st Tuesday a, Thursday , and Friday an
  • Starting on: Nov 05, 2015
  • Ending on: Nov 13, 2015
  • 06:30PM
  • Free
  • 412-318-1000

Description:

North Hills High School’s new digital immersion theater, formerly planetarium, will welcome community members for a double feature of two back-to-back shows on the 24-foot planetarium dome on Nov. 5, 10 and 13. “Wilbear’s Adventure” starts at 6:30 p.m. and is targeted for younger children. “Dark: Understanding Dark Matter” will follow at 7:15 p.m. and is appropriate for older children through adults.

“Wilbear’s Adventure” tells the tale of a young teddy bear who wishes he could fly, and how he learns from his grandfather how flying works as well as stories from the beginnings of flight.

The search for dark matter remains one of most pressing astrophysical problems of our time, and “Dark: Understanding Dark Matter” explores a solution which may help us understand why the universe is as it is, where it came from and how it has evolved over billions of years. The show journeys through completely immersive visualizations of dark matter evolution - cosmological visions on a truly vast scale, in which galaxies themselves are but points of light distributed across far larger intergalactic structures of dark matter.

Both shows will be followed with a short discussion of the current evening sky and a chance for the audience to ask questions.

All shows are free and open to the public, but all digital immersion theater shows require reservations except for the grand opening shows. Reservations can be made by calling 412-318-1000 ext. 3166 or emailing batsons@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. No credit or debit cards are accepted.

North Hills remains one of only a few districts across the state to offer a digital immersion theater for educational and community outreach purposes in a public high school. The theater is overseen by high school teacher Sue Batson.