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SPARQ Theatre & Planetarium: Super Volcanoes

  • 1700 Fulton Road Santa Rosa, CA, 95403 United States (map)

Where: SPARQ Center at Piner High School

Intro to the SPARQ Planetarium (45 min)

Super Volcanoes (Full Dome Presentation) (30 min)

Super Volcanoes: The scene was 74,000 years ago, on the island of Sumatra. A volcanic triggered the sudden and violent collapse of a vast regional plateau. Toba, as the volcano is known today, was the largest volcanic eruption in the last 25 million years. But Earth has seen far larger. 250 million years ago, an eruption in what's now Siberia lasted a million years and was probably responsible for the greatest episode of mass extinction in Earth's history.