IUP Planetarium Show

Posted on 4/8/2008 7:19:33 AM

Indiana University of Pennsylvania presents a planetarium show at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, at the Weyandt Hall Planetarium. The event is free and open to the public.

Join us for a tour of the current sky, weather permitting, followed by a star party with some classic telescopes (Newton’s telescope/The Galileo Project).

The telescope viewing will be at 8:00 p.m.

If it is clear, we will set up several telescopes on the lawn between McElhaney and Ackerman halls. The moon, Saturn, Mars, and several other celestial sights will be visible once it gets dark enough, shortly after 8:00 p.m. Come take a look!

This event is sponsored by the IUP Geoscience Department and the College of Natural Science and Mathematics.

The planetarium is on the first floor of Weyandt Hall, which is on the east side of the Oak Grove, next to Oakland Avenue. Weather permitting, participants are invited to observe the sky after the various planetarium shows.

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.