The Intersection

Cosmic Collisions

posted by Sheril R. Kirshenbaum

Back soon with the review of Capitol Hill Oceans Week (CHOW), but in the mean time, a suggestion to keep you out of the heat..

At the moment, I’m still in the District where I happened upon Cosmic Collisions at the Air and Space Museum. A friend and I ducked into the planetarium to retreat from the hot soup that is June in the city. I’d heard about this phenomenal show in NY and was not dissappointed. Amazing visuals and a great story.. not just for Trekkies either – a must for anyone within biking distance. It’s a great way to get out of the summer humidity and will bring out the space geek in everyone. You even get a glimpse of the Milky Way and Andromeda galxies colliding in a few billion years (and it’s my hope that by then Paris Hilton’s antics won’t be making prime time news). Like Levar Burton, “you don’t have to take my word for it,” but for anyone tiring of sci-fi films with sub-par CGI graphics, you’ll be re-energized after just 23 minutes under the stars narrated by Robert Redford.



  1. #1 Fred Bortz
    June 8, 2007

    Sounds like a great show!

    I wrote a kids’ book on the topic, Collision Course! Cosmic Impacts and Life on Earth. Click my name for details.

  2. #2 Chris Mooney
    June 8, 2007

    Is that picture from Star Wars?

  3. #3 Linda
    June 8, 2007

    The humidity is thick here too, and I feel cooler already with your glimpse at this interesting space prospect. And narrated by Robert Redford no less, my hero with the Natural Resourses Defense Council. Much success with CHOW, and thank you for the ‘heads up’ on Cosmic Collisions.

  4. #4 Sheril Kirshenbaum
    June 9, 2007

    Patience young Padawan. I don’t believe it is, but prove me wrong and your next bud light is on me when we’re back in the same city. Here’s a head start:

  5. #5 Chris Mooney
    June 9, 2007

    It looks like something from Attack of the Clones….maybe there’s a good geek I can outsource this project to.

  6. #6 Steve Bloom
    June 10, 2007

    We’ll always have Paris.

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