Narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson, this film explores some of the fascinating processes of the cosmos, from astrophysics to the biology of the eye and brain. It tells the tale of a photon’s journey from the core of a star, across the galaxy, to a young woman’s eye, and explains how energy is converted into electro-chemical impulses that travel our neuro pathways to the various vision centers of the brain to create the images that we see. The film is followed by a live star show.
For four and a half billion years, the Sun has shone on our world. It is our nearest star and our planet’s powerhouse, the source of the energy that drives our winds, our weather and all life. The Sun consumes 600 million tons of hydrogen each second and is 500 times as massive as all the planets combined. This film explores the secrets of the Sun. The film is followed by a live star show.
There are many popular barrier islands in North Carolina. Ocean Isle Beach is one of them. What makes them barrier islands? The program will begin in the Museum’s lecture hall where we’ll talk about talk about the characteristics of barrier islands and the barrier island profile. Then we will go on a walk outside to see some of the ecosystems found on a barrier island.