Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Planetarium Shows at West Chester University



WCU the Department of Geology and Astronomy  holds monthly evening shows for the general public. These shows are held once a month during the regular academic year. The shows consist of an overview of what is currently visible in the night sky. In addition to this, each show includes a short presentation with a special focus on some aspect of astronomy, the topic of which changes each month. The shows are appropriate for all ages however parents should keep in mind that the planetarium does get very dark and small children may find this frightening. Shows start at 7pm and run approximately one hour in length. Late arrivals will not be permitted to enter the planetarium. The cost of the show is $5 per person. To purchase tickets please contact the SSI ticket office at 610-436-2266. Tickets will not be sold more than three weeks in advance of the show date.


2011-2012 Public Series

September 16, 2011 - "Our Milky Way Galaxy"
(Tickets currently on sale)

October 21, 2001 - "The King of the Planets"
(Tickets sold starting September 30)

November 18, 2011 - "Astronomy on the Internet: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly"
(Tickets sold starting October 28)

December 16, 2011 - "Our Amazing Sun"
(Tickets sold starting November 25)

January 20, 2012 - "Once in a Blue Moon"
(Tickets sold starting December 30)

February 17, 2012 - "Closest to the Sun"
(Tickets sold starting January 27)

March 16, 2012 - "The Evening Star"
(Tickets sold starting February 24)

April 20, 2012 - "The Angry Red Planet"
(Tickets sold starting March 30)



For more information: http://geology.wcupa.edu


Location: The Planetarium is located in the Schmucker Science Center on the north campus of West Chester University.  The main entrance to the Schmucker ScienceCenter is on Church St. between University Ave. and Rosedale Ave

This event is appropriate for: children 5 and older (the planetarium will be dark)


Cost: $5

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