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Franci Bolden

Marietta College is offering a free, public showing of "5000 Eyes: Mapping the Universe with DESI" at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, September 21, in the Anderson Hancock Planetarium. This full-dome film is about the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI), which creates the most detailed map of our nearby universe using a unique instrument that can measure the spectra of many galaxies simultaneously. The film was created by Fiske Planetarium in collaboration with DESI scientists.

Experience the largest structures in the universe as never seen before by flying through a portion of DESI's initial data. Dive into modern cosmology, plus the scientific background and motivation for building a large map of galaxies. And, take a trip to Kitt Peak to see footage of the telescope in action while getting to know the amazing people worldwide who are making this research possible.

Each public show includes a live presentation about the current night sky, followed by a full-dome planetarium video and a Q&A period. Please note that all public shows are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.