Presented by UAA Mathematics Professors, Dr. Larry Foster, Dr. Stefanos Folias and Dr. Sam Cook.
Fractals are all around us in the natural world, spanning a huge range of scales. The same patterns repeat themselves again and again, from the tiny branching of our blood vessels and neurons to the branching of trees, lightning bolts, and river networks. Fractals also serve as intricately beautiful representations of the otherwise abstract world of mathematics. They're surprisingly simple to make, but the closer you look at them, the more complexities you find. Fractals Rock! will take you on a visual tour of the endless fractal patterns of nature and magnify for you the infinite complexity of mathematical art.
Fractals Rock! is one hour in length, featuring 25 minutes of fulldome "fractal zoom" animations accompanied by a guided tour by a UAA Professor in Mathematics. Ticket reservations are available online only at http://UAATix.com. Remaining tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis at the door on the day of the show. The planetarium will open for seating 30 minutes before the start of each show. You must be in the theater 10 minutes before the show starts. Reserved seats will be released after this time to stand-by customers. There is no entry after the show begins.
For more information, or to learn how to become a UAA Planetarium member please visit http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/planetarium/.