Free Planetarium Show: “Doom in 2012?”

Posted on 5/7/2011 10:36:25 AM

Come and learn what is behind the claims of doom in 2012 at a planetarium show by Dr. Ken Coles of the Geoscience Department.

The show will be Thursday, May 12, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. in the IUP Planetarium.

We’ve all been hearing doomsayers claim that ancient calendars indicate an end to the world in December 2012. While we all know to be skeptical of such claims, a look at what the original ideas say (and don’t say) gives insight into astronomy and human nature. Weather permitting, we’ll set up a telescope outside afterward.

The planetarium is located on the first floor of Weyandt Hall. Seating is limited; doors will open fifteen minutes before each show.

Groups that wish to attend are asked to call in advance.

For more information, call 724-357-5626 or 724-357-2379.