Join the young Charles Darwin on an adventurous voyage of exploration circumnavigating the world with the HMS Beagle. In the 19th century in Victorian times many physical phenomena were already discovered and described by natural laws, but life’s most eloquent mechanism was still unknown: How could new species arise to replace those lost in extinction? Darwin explored the explanation for how life evolved and the factors which have shaped its development here on planet Earth. Come explore how he used evidence and reason to come up with the theory of Natural Selection. Using stunning visuals the audience will travel with Darwin to the Galapagos Islands, a variety sites in South America, and see how islands are responsible for numerous changes in species.
Emera Astronomy Center & Jordan Planetarium, University of Maine
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