Schedule of Free Planetarium Shows Announced for 2017–18

Posted on 10/18/2017 10:12:04 AM

Thursday, October 26, at 7:00 p.m., Dr. Ken Coles of the Geoscience Department will kick off the 2017—18 Planetarium Show series with a presentation on the rings within our night sky. This show will be followed by three other scheduled shows over the course of the year (full schedule and information).

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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.

Photo credit: NASA