Weve had a lot of science events in the dome, and weve also had some music events, and theyve all been appreciated and well attended, Grinspoon says. But we havent really combined the two. This a first attempt to do that: First, well have live musicians and quite good ones paired with a science narrative, but not a heavy-handed one. Well be using images and music to further the narrative, which is as much about inspiration as it is about education. The dome is a fantastic place to visualize our place in universe, both in time and space, and put it in perspective. To do that, the curators will use cutting-edge software for a truly three-dimensional perspective: Whats different about it is that well have someone driving it in real-time; itll really be like driving through the universe.
I think people will walk out saying, Wow! I want to do that again! Grinspoon adds. Theyll be impressed with the ability to use that space to really travel intellectually, visually and sonically maybe even spiritually. Were hoping to have some fun and maybe blow some minds as well.
Experience a ride through space beginning at 7 p.m.; admission is $12 to $15 per person, or two-for-one. Reservations are recommended; visit www.dmns.org or call 303-322-7009.
Tue., Nov. 3, 7 p.m., 2009