"Black Holes" and "The Stars of Spring" Coming To ESU's McMunn Planetarium

Posted by: jrivera on April 6, 2012, No Comments

East Stroudsburg University’s McMunn Planetarium will offer a sky show and two showings of “Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity” starting at 7:00 p.m. Friday, April 13. The McMunn Planetarium is located in the Warren E. ’55 and Sandra Hoeffner Science and Technology Center.

“Black Holes, The Other Side of Infinity,” which is a full-dome video program produced by the Denver Planetarium and the PBS science series NOVA,  reveals the latest discoveries concerning black holes and includes a simulated journey to the center of our galaxy and inside a super-massive black hole. The first of the two screenings begins at 7:00 p.m. with a second show to follow at 8:00 p.m. The program will also include the sky show “The Stars of Spring,” which describes what can be seen in the heavens during the spring months.

Those interested in attending may reserve up to four seats for a specific show. The program is suitable for children, but be advised that the planetarium is dark during the shows. The program is open to the general public at no cost, but reservations are required due to limited seating. Reservations will be taken online starting at 8 a.m. Monday, April 9, on a first-come, first-serve basis at www.esu.edu/planetarium.

Those interested may reserve up to four seats for a specific show. The program is suitable for children but be advised that the planetarium will be quite dark during the sky show and feature show.

Group inquiries should send an email request to stardomes@po-box.esu.edu. A schedule of planetarium shows for the spring 2012 semester will be posted at www.esu.edu, then click on “News and Events,” then “Planetarium Show Reservations.”

           


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