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MWSU Planetarium

Seriously fascinating stuff, and narrated by the great Q himself!

Seriously fascinating stuff, and narrated by the great Q himself!

The first time I’d ever been to a Planetarium was only just last year in the fall.  My wife and I went to MWSU Planetarium here in St. Joseph out at the campus.  I was blown away by some of the visuals shown in just the initial intro.

What was REALLY cool was that the show we went to see that evening was all about Black Holes AND narrated by John DeLancie, which are two things that are fucking awesome, in case you didn’t know.  Not only was it full of stunning and awe inspiring videos, but it was also thoroughly educational.

I know a bit about Black Holes, but I learned more from this presentation.  If you live in the St. Joe area or near to it, you owe it to yourself to check out this scene.

It got me thinking…

Have any of you guys ever been to a Planetarium?  Have you been to the MWSU one?  How does it compare to others?

I thought it might be a cool idea to do an event at one of the shows, to promote The White Wolf and The Darkness.  Does that sound like something that would be fun?  Would you come out for that?  Let me know in the comments below.

Love you guys, hope your week’s been great.  Have a wonderful day!

Black Holes

One of the fascinating aspects of the story of The White Wolf and The Darkness is that the Dark Star space station is orbiting a black hole. The Dark Star is there to observe and research all data coming out of and going into the singularity.


This is an image of a monstrous black hole 100 million times the size of our sun. it is located at the center of galaxy NGC 1097, 50 million light years away. Contrary to popular belief, and their own names, most black holes (or at least the effects of them) are quite visible and are often quite beautiful to look at.

This is an artist’s rendition of a primordial black hole. You might ask what exactly that is. Well, a primordial black hole is a hypothetical type of black hole that is formed not by the gravitational collapse of a large star but by the extreme density of matter present during the universe’s early expansion. This would make a primordial black hole one of the oldest things in the universe, which is why I chose it as the setting for this story.

Photo from NASA via Flickr Stream

Photo from NASA via Flickr Stream

This photo features another super-massive black hole. The X-Ray jet spewing into the upper left-hand side of the image extends over 13,000 light years from the singularity itself and is traveling at about half the speed of light. Oh! That reminds me, in case you were wondering: none of the ships in the Soul Star Galaxy actually travel faster than the speed of light. They use a magical method of transit known as apportation, which instantaneously moves an object through a localized portal from one point in space to another.

Dr. John A. Zoidberg of Futurama falling into a black hole. Image Source

Dr. John A. Zoidberg of Futurama falling into a black hole. Image Source

And finally, here is an image of a giant Zoidberg falling into a black hole for you to laugh at. Hmmm…. maybe it’s a regular Zoidberg falling into a miniscule black hole. Either way it is one of the last images I expected to find while looking for pictures of black holes. Hurray internets!

Do you have opinions on black holes?


Do you have strong feelings for other heavenly bodies? Am I, in fact wrong above and if so would you like to inform me of this horrendous error in full internet fashion? Do you just want to make a Zoidberg go down the hole joke? If so, then please leave a comment below! Thanks for reading and as always, have a wonderful day!