Word is getting around the area… “there’s a new show at the Planetarium… you hear Fairbanks has a new Planetarium show… there’s going to be a new show about the International Space Station you know…”
From radio, newspapers, to social media, some of the Fairbanks Museum staff have dropped a word here or there about my new production, All Aboard The I.S.S.!
For publications sake, All Aboard The International Space Station is a little long, but throughout the show I’ll be focusing on the the Expedition Crews, stay current with weekly research they’re working on, and display beautiful photographs and full dome videos of views of Earth from the station!
I’d be a liar if I said I wasn’t completely nervous, but I am entirely grateful I know what to expect going into a new planetarium show given this is my second production. Where Stars Are Born certainly has evolved over time, and it’s exciting having taken on the entire Lyman Spitzer Jr. Planetarium* Saturday schedule to both stretch the original half hour nebula show into a full hour and really test my astronomical knowledge by finally performing a live 3:30 Evening Sky show (which focuses more on constellations and current astronomical events, eg, a little bit more involved).
Astronomy isn’t easy. It’s fascinating, captivating, incredibly motivating and uplifting, it’s just supercalfragilisticexpialidocious. But it’s not easy. Knowing it’ll probably be a full house (the Museum has been closed for three weeks updating and upgrading), wish me the best of luck (and thank goodness it’s just a half hour show)!
P.S. I promise there will be more non astronomy posts soon!