McMunn Planetarium Hosting Sky Show and Feature Show Friday, January 18, 2013
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania invites the general public to attend an original sky show titled “Phases of the Moon” and a feature show, “Passport to the Universe,” at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Friday, January 18, 2013. The shows will be held in the McMunn Planetarium in the Warren E. ’55 and Sandra Hoeffner Science and Technology Center, Normal Street and Ransberry Avenue.
The “Phases of the Moon” sky show addresses the mysteries and misconceptions about the appearance of our nearest cosmic neighbor. The feature show, “Passport to the Universe,” narrated by two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks, treats the audience to realistic close-up views of star fields and planets, taking viewers on an exhilarating flight through a virtual re-creation of our universe.
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., January 14, on a first-come, first-served basis at www.esu.edu/planetarium. Those interested in attending planetarium events may reserve up to four seats for a specific show. Programs are suitable for children but be advised that the planetarium will be quite dark during the sky show and feature show.