McMunn Planetarium Hosting Sky Shows and Two Feature Shows Friday, September 28

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East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania invites the general public to attend an original sky show, entitled “Phases of the Moon” and two feature shows starting at 7:00 p.m., Friday, September 28. The shows will be held in the McMunn Planetarium in the Warren E. ’55 and Sandra Hoeffner Science and Technology Center. “Phases of the Moon,” and the first feature show, “The Little Star That Could,” begin at 7:00 p.m., with “Phases of the Moon” and a feature show entitled “Oasis in Space” starting at 8:00 p.m.

The “Phases of the Moon” sky show addresses the mysteries and misconceptions about the appearance of our nearest cosmic neighbor. “The Little Star That Could,” which appeals to children, follows a personified “average” star called “Sol” in search of planets. Along the journey, the star learns about the lives of other stars and their properties as well as clusters, galaxies and planets. The second feature show, “Oasis in Space,” describes mankind’s current knowledge of the universe and solar system, and the search for water and possible life on other planets.

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 8:00 a.m., on Monday, September 24, 2012, on a first-come, first-serve basis at www.esu.edu/planetarium. Another planetarium show is scheduled for October 19, 2012. Reservations for this event will be taken the Monday prior to the show. 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.

Group inquiries should send an email request to stardomes@esu.edu. A schedule of planetarium shows for the fall 2012 semester is posted at www.esu.edu/planetarium.