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UCLA Planetarium Accessible Show: The Lives and Deaths of Stars (for Blind/Low Vision Audiences)

Illustrated flyer advertising the event. The flyer depicts a student with short hair reading a book in braille at a desk.
Illustrated flyer advertising the event. The flyer depicts a student with short hair reading a book in braille at a desk.

In this interactive experience, we will explore how stars are made and how they die, using 3D printed tactile images of real NASA data and more. This show is meant to be accessible for blind/low vision attendees and will utilize the senses of touch and hearing to explore real data and learn about the stars. Note: the planetarium show will NOT be using the projector; instead, we will be using 3D printed star domes to touch and follow along using our other senses. Guide volunteers will be available to lead attendees to the planetarium if needed.

The UCLA Planetarium is working on hosting shows that are accessible to a wider range of audiences. Although we will always do our best to provide accommodations upon request, we know that having to request accommodations can be a significant barrier for access — so, we hope to have at least one show per quarter that features accessibility improvements, no requests needed!  Shows are free to attend for ALL members of the local community (not just UCLA affiliates!), and no advance reservations are required; however, we recommend you arrive 15-30 minutes early to ensure you get a seat since shows have been filling up lately, and to the best of our ability we WILL be prioritizing entrance for blind and low vision attendees for this show. Eventbrite tickets guarantee entry, but there will also be walk-in room available. Certain seats will be reserved to prioritize those in need of the accommodations offered at this show, whether or not they have a reserved ticket. UCLA ID, proof of vaccination, or negative COVID test within 48 hours are required for all attendees, and everyone must wear a mask for the duration of the show for the safety of our presenters and guests.

View the Planetarium website for more information and details on COVID precautions.

Facebook event: https://fb.me/e/1PJesMeqe

Nov 09, 2022

UCLA Planetarium

7pm-8pm

Register

Nov 09, 2022

UCLA Planetarium

7pm-8pm

Register