Stars - Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium
Hours: Friday 9pm; Saturday 2pm and 9pm; Sunday 2pm
Price: Daytime; $5 plus admission to museum; Evening: $9; $8 for students with IDs; $7 for children 12 and under.
180 Little Neck Road - 631-854-5579
Centerport, NY 11721
Description: Every star has a story. Some are as old as time, faint and almost forgotten. Others burn bright and end their lives in powerful explosions. New stars are created every day, born of vast clouds of gas and dust. Through every phase of their existence, stars release the energy that powers the Universe. Journey to the farthest reaches of the galaxy and experience both the awesome beauty and destructive power of Stars. The animation -- highlighted by astronauts, spacecraft, telescopes, nebulas, clusters, and more -- was created at the National Space Centre in Leicester, England, produced by Sudekum Planetarium and NSC Creative, and narrated by actor Mark Hamill. The Nashville Symphony Orchestra performed part of the soundtrack.