A tour of July night skies, followed by the fulldome production “The Hot and Energetic Universe.”
High energy astrophysics plays a key role in understanding the universe. This radiation reveals powerful processes in a hot and violent universe. The fulldome film probes hot gas in clusters of galaxies, which are the most massive objects in the universe. It also probes hot gas accreting around supermassive black holes in the centers of galaxies. We also discover important information about our own galaxy: neutron stars, supernova remnants and stars like our sun which emit copious amounts of high energy radiation.