How many universes are there? - Chris Anderson
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Create a visual display that gives some sense of the scale of our universe (the size of the earth compared to the sun; the sun as one among many stars in our galaxy; the number of galaxies in our universe; the number of universes that may be out there). Share your display with your community during Global Astronomy Month (April) or in connection with some other event at a local museum or planetarium.
Science fiction writers have been interested in the idea of parallel universes for quite some time. Learn about these fictional representations of parallel universes (the Wikipedia entry at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parallel_universe_%28fiction%29 is a good place to start). Organize a Parallel Universe Festival and incorporate literature, movies, TV shows and computer games. How do their portrayals of parallel universes compare—what similarities and differences exist? What’s intriguing or disturbing about the idea of parallel universes out there?
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