Do you know the history behind the telescope? Join us on Saturday, Feb. 1 for "Two Small Pieces of Glass" in the Discovery Dome!

This film shows the history of the telescope from the time of Galileo,  the impact upon the science of astronomy and how both shape the way we view ourselves in the midst of an infinite universe. 

"Two Small Pieces of Glass" explains concepts ranging from Galileo's act of revealing the cosmos with a simple telescope, to the latest discoveries in space, including life on other planets and dark energy.

The Dome experience is fully immersive, and viewers are presented with videos and images from a 360-degree projector in front, behind, above and on both sides of their seat. Everyone is able to partake in the Discovery Dome experience as the dome has a full-size stand-up door which guests can walk through; no crawling or shoe removal is necessary. The door is also wheelchair accessible.

“Two Small Pieces of Glass” will play at 1:15 p.m., 2:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.

$4 for Discovery Dome by itself
$2.50 Discovery Dome add-on to exhibit admission

To purchase tickets, visit the Putnam ticketing counter the day of the show.

About the Discovery Dome

The Discovery Dome is an airlock dome that simulates space age technology — giving guests an "out of this world" experience! Whether it’s soaring through the galaxy or driving monster trucks on the moon, the Discovery Dome takes audiences on a journey not possible anywhere else.


Putnam Museum and Science Center • 1717 W. 12th Street • Davenport, Iowa
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