Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s planetarium
will conclude its 50th anniversary season with two shows in May 2017.
The first session, a program looking back at 50
years of the planetarium, will be presented May 16 at 7:00 p.m. in the
planetarium, which is located on the east side of Weyandt Hall.
Ken Coles, Department of Geoscience faculty member and
planetarium director, will present the program, which will include some
favorite views of the sky and memories of past events. Several retired planetarium faculty are
expected to return for this program, which will include varied short sessions
(10 to 15 minutes) in the planetarium.
American Total Solar Eclipse of 2017” will be presented May 20 at 11:00 a.m. Coles will discuss why this event is so rare, what will happen, and how to
enjoy it safely. The show is a repeat of the April 2017 presentation. It will run
about 45 minutes. If weather permits, a
solar telescope will be set up outside after the program for a brief look at
Doors open 15 minutes before each show. Seating is
limited and on a first-come, first-seated basis. Individual reservations cannot
be accepted, but persons wishing to bring groups of 10 or more should call 724-357-5626 or 724-357-2379 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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