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Archive for November, 2013

Let’s Go to the Movies

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

“Chasing the Ghost Particle: From the South Pole to the Edge of the Universe” will premiere at the Milwaukee Public Museum Thursday, Nov. 21st. The 30 minute movie chronicles the construction of the ICECUBE Neutrino Observatory at the South Pole, and will play for two shows nightly from December 5th thru January 30 at the museum.

The ICECUBE project uses detectors frozen deep into the ice at the South Pole to find high energy particles called neutrinos. Neutrinos can come from exploding stars and black holes, and high energy neutrinos can teach us about these extra-terrestial phenomena.