Dark Universe

Texas Spirit Theater

August 24, 2015 - February 5, 2016

The planets, stars, and everything you can see are less than 5 percent of the universe. What is the other 95 percent?

Dark Universe examines the invisible dark matter underlying galaxies that, together with dark energy, accounts for that other 95 percent of the universe’s total energy and mass. Narrated by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Dark Universe was developed by the American Museum of Natural History, New York (www.amnh.org), in collaboration with the California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, and GOTO INC, Tokyo, Japan.

Fun Facts

  • Our closest galactic neighbor is the Andromeda Galaxy. At 2.5 million light years away, it's visible in the night sky with the naked eye.
  • Edwin Hubble discovered that the universe has been expanding since its inception with the Big Bang.
  • The mysterious dark matter accounts for at least 95% of the universe's mass.
  • The film's narrator, Neil deGrasse Tyson, first became interested in astronomy after a visit to a planetarium when he was nine years old.

Educational Resources

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Ticket prices are $7 for adults, $6 for seniors/military/students (with valid ID) and $6 for youths age 17 and under. A $1 convenience fee is charged per ticket at checkout. Online purchases also incur a $2 per transaction fee for credit card processing and handling. Visitors may purchase up to 10 tickets per transaction.

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