Whether you want to stargaze, journey to distant galaxies or explore the solar system, Edinboro University’s Planetarium is your gateway to the universe.
The spring 2018 season is set to take off today at 7 p.m. in Cooper Science Center with “Once in a Blue Moon,” a show focused on the wonders of the Moon, the exploration of seasonal constellations and the current visibility of the planets. The program will be led by EU’s Dr. David Hurd, professor of Geosciences and director of the Planetarium.
The remaining spring 2018 schedule will continue as follows:
Spend Valentine’s Day in the stars. This romance-geared program will focus on celestial couples and their timeless love stories. Prizes and refreshments will be available.
This enchanting program includes all the ingredients that make Greek mythology so interesting: love, heroism, betrayal and combat to the mortal end. Join Planetarium staff and students to learn about the mythical hunter, Orion, and his fate. NOTE: This show is not suitable for those with light-induced seizures or sensitivity to loud music.
Journey into the world as seen through the eyes of our animal friends on Presque Isle during the nighttime hours. NOTE: This program is geared toward children 12 and under.
The gloves will come off at the Edinboro University Planetarium as Jupiter and Venus duke it out. The bell rings at 7 p.m., so be sure and get to your ringside seat early.
All shows are free and open to the public, but reservations are required. Please use the online registration form at www.edinboro.edu/planetarium, or call (814) 732-2493 and indicate the number of seats you need, your last name and email address.
The Edinboro University Planetarium also offers free educational programming to schools through scheduled field trips. In addition to the planetarium programs, students have access to the Cooper Science Hall natural history museum and the pendulum area when visiting.
For more information about the planetarium or other educational opportunities, visit www.edinboro.edu.