When the Sun disappears – autumn live show before films

On November 11th, we will see Mercury against the face of the Sun in an event known as a planetary transit – the passage of a planet in front of a star.

Despite being less spectacular than the popular eclipses, these phenomena enable astronomers to discover exoplanets. When our star is covered by something more than a very small dot, we are dealing with an eclipse – the most spectacular of all being the total solar eclipses, when it gets dark in the middle of the day. At that time, we gaze into the sky in awe, while scientists measure the distance to the Sun and look for confirmations of the General Theory of Relativity.

The show lasts approx. 20 minutes and is presented live by the hosts of the Plantarium before selected 2D film projections.
The title and subject of this show are different on every season.
The show will be presented from 14 October 2019.

Fot. NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/SDO/Genna Duberstein