Schedule of Free Planetarium Shows Announced

Posted on 9/17/2015 7:24:02 AM

A lunar eclipse is the kickoff event for this year’s free Planetarium shows.

On Thursday, September 24, Ken Coles of the Geoscience Department will present on what you will see during the lunar eclipse on Sept. 27, and why we have lunar eclipses. The show begins at 7:00 p.m.

This show will be followed by three other shows over the course of the year (full schedule and information). These will include a show created by IUP undergraduates, one that investigates the Hubble Telescope, and concluding with a show on solar eclipses in preparation for the total solar eclipse that will be visible in the United States in 2017.

Each planetarium show will also cover the current positions of stars and planets in the night sky. If weather permits, Coles and students will set up a telescope outside following each show for a brief look at the night sky (evening shows) or the sun (daytime shows).

The planetarium is in the east side of Weyandt Hall (the side away from the Oak Grove). Doors open 15 minutes before showtime.  

Seating is limited, and entry to the shows is first-come, first-seated. Please contact Coles at kcoles@iup.edu ahead of time to make special arrangements if you want to bring a group.

Department of Geoscience