Get ready for a journey you will never forget. The fulldome planetarium show Chasing the Ghost Particle: From the South Pole to the Edge of the Universe will open at the Milwaukee Public Museum’s Dome Theater on November 21, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. The show takes audiences on an amazing 30-minute trip from the most extreme places in the universe to inside the IceCube telescope, a huge detector buried deep in the Antarctic ice.
Last January, eight Madison-area high school students began an internship at Wisconsin's only astrophysics research center. Over the course of 12 weeks, they studied neutrino physics, learning about cosmic-rays, supernovae, and sifting through real data from the IceCube Neutrino Observatory at the South Pole.