Free Planetarium Show, December 6, 7:00 p.m.

Posted on 12/1/2017 4:19:45 PM

IUP science students and Ken Coles will present a free show in the IUP Planetarium on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. The show will be “Stories from Land, Sea, and Sky.” The students have prepared short presentations about the skies seen on travel across North America, traditional Polynesian navigation at sea, and a well-known fable about the sky. 

Micronesian Navigational Stick ChartThe show is open to the public, and we expect it to last about 45 minutes. If weather permits, we’ll take a telescope outside afterwards for a brief look at the night sky.

The planetarium is in the east side of Weyandt Hall (the side away from the Oak Grove). Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Seating for the shows is first-come, first-seated; it’s not feasible for us to take advance reservations.

If you want to bring a large group or class (i.e., 10 or more people), please contact us so we can discuss how to accommodate you, as seating is limited.

For the full schedule of public shows for this academic year, including upcoming shows on March 31 and April 23, see the planetarium website.

Photo from: Cullen328 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons