Science can be a frightening word, particularly when it's listed under "cause of death" and followed by three exclamation points. Overcome your fear of knowledge with today's Groupon to The Planetarium at UT Arlington. Choose between the following options:
- For $13, you get a planetarium package for four. (up to a $32 value). The package includes:
- Admission for four (up to a $6 value each)
- Two astronaut ice creams (a $4 value each)
- For $20, you get a planetarium package for six (up to a $52 value). The package includes:
- Admission for six (up to a $6 value each)
- Four astronaut ice creams (a $4 value each)
Outfitted with comfortable seating for nearly 150 and a sophisticated Digistar projection system, the 60-foot diameter dome of The Planetarium at UT Arlington displays educational documentaries on such wide-ranging topics as modern astronomy, the planet's myriad microcosms, and Pink Floyd's laser-based British Invasion. Other shows include the child-friendly Secrets of the Cardboard Rocket and the adrenaline-pumping cosmic rollercoaster of Spacepark 360. For $2 more, visitors can take in a modern blockbuster plastered on the Planetarium's concave megaplex. All buyers follow up their educational jaunt with a helping of Astronaut ice cream, the preferred snack of the Mars Rover.
The Planetarium at UT Arlington
Living in a big metropolitan area has its downsides, as the night sky is blocked by light pollution that blocks out the stars. At the Planetarium, guests are seated underneath a 60-foot-diameter dome, where they peer skyward at stunning images of the universe, educational films, and Texas stargazing, which is presented live by a scientist at The Planetarium at UT Arlington. A Digistar 5 DLP Projection system displays its photonic glory across the cosmic screen as booming surround sound rumbles into ears. Regularly scheduled public shows educate and thrill guests with explorations of distant stars and music shows.