Worldwide people will be celebrating the historic hunt for the unseen - Dark Matter. Thinktank will be joining the celebrations with the following events
Meet the Expert
Drop in and meet the experts from the University of Birmingham to find out about dark matter. Ask researchers your questions, and find out about the research being carried out to investigate it here in Birmingham
Free to Thinktank ticket holders
Planetarium - Phantom of the Universe
Phantom of the Universe is a new planetarium show that showcases the exciting exploration of dark matter, from the Big Bang to its anticipated discovery at the Large Hadron Collider. It describes the astral choreography witnessed by Vera Rubin in the Andromeda galaxy and then plummets deep underground to see the most sensitive dark matter detector on Earth, housed in a former gold mine. From there,viewers are taken to the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, speeding alongside particles before they collide in visually stunning explosions of light and sound, while learning how scientists around the world are collaborating to track down the constituents of dark matter.
Show duration 27 min, recommended for over 10s
Planetarium ticket is an addtional £1.50 per person
Programme may change owing to group bookings.
Logo credit: Sandbox Studio, Chicago; trailer credit: www.christopherjohnsmith.com