Vera Rubin: Bringing the Dark to Light

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Vera Rubin: Bringing the Dark to Light

A world premiere with Fiske Planetarium
By William C. Kovacsik

Vera Rubin is an astronomer, fascinated by the curious things she sees among the stars. One night, Vera confronts the mysteries of galaxies in a dream encounter with Sir Issac Newton. She comes up with a thrilling idea that solves one of astrophysics’ biggest puzzles.  But can she really change the way people think about the universe?

This half-hour performance is suitable for theatregoers of elementary-school age and older. Vera's story will resonate with people of all ages. One of the first efforts of its kind in the United States, this production combines live performance with state-of-the-art planetarium projection technologies for an immersive experience you'll enjoy and remember. 

Click HERE for our student study guide for Vera Rubin: Bringing the Dark to Light.

35 minutes
No intermission

Prefer to buy your tickets by phone or in person?
Call Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006 (Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!)
Fiske Planetarium Box Office: 2414 Regent Drive, Boulder, CO 80309 MAP
Box Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 9am - 4pm

Please note that this show is NOT a part of the Season 10 subscription. Subscribers will receive a special code to purchase discounted tickets.

Please note: Fiske tickets purchased through social media outlets (Living Social, Groupon, etc.) or Fiske comp tickets may not be used for this production.

Due to CU Basketball games on January 24 and 31, please allow extra time if attending on either date and plan to approach Fiske via Broadway and not Route 36 / 28th Street.




Thursday, January 21 (Opening!) 7:00 PM Reception and talk by Meg Urry
Saturday, January 23 2:00 PM Talkback
Saturday, January 23 7:00 PM Talkback
Sunday, January 24 1:00 PM Talkback
Thursday, January 28 7:00 PM Talkback
Saturday, January 30 2:00 PM Talkback
Saturday, January 30 4:00 PM Talkback
Sunday, January 31 1:00 PM Talkback
Tuesday, February 2 1:00 PM Talkback
Thursday, February 4 7:00 PM Talkback
Friday, February 5 7:00 PM Talkback
Saturday, February 6 2:00 PM Talkback
Saturday, February 6 7:00 PM Talkback