Planetarium Shows - Fall 2012
Organization: Saint Vincent College
Description: Saint Vincent College will present four planetarium shows this fall in the Angelo J. Taiani Planetarium and Astronaut Exhibit in the Sis and Herman Dupré Science Pavilion on the campus of Saint Vincent College. Admission is free and open to the public.
The one-hour shows, all scheduled to begin at 11 a.m., include Early Fall Sky Show and Two Small Pieces of Glass on Saturday, Sept. 8; Fall Sky Show and Dynamic Earth, Saturday, Oct. 13; Fall Sky Show and Dynamic Earth, Saturday, Nov. 10; and Late Fall Sky Show and Dynamic Earth, Saturday, December 8. All of the shows will also feature The Sky Over Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood at 12:30 p.m.
Each show lasts about one hour and begins with a tour of the season’s night sky conducted by one of the faculty members in astronomy from the College’s Department of Physics, Dr. John Smetanka or Dr. Daniel Vanden Berk. Selected deep sky objects – star clusters, nebula and galaxies – will be viewed along with simulated trips to planets and moons in the solar system. The shows will end with a 25-minute theatrically-produced full-dome immersive video.
A second, 30-minute show appropriate for children age 3 to 10, The Sky Over Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood, will be presented at 12:30 p.m. on each date. The show will explore the sky with Mr. Rogers and the animated characters from the land of make believe.
Because of limited seating, advance reservations are requested and may be made by contacting the Herbert W. Boyer School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Computing at 724 805-2631. Private shows for groups of 15 to 35 people may also be scheduled at other times by contacting the Boyer School. Scout groups who wish to fulfill requirements for merit badges are especially encouraged to make appointments.
Location: St. Vincent College Planetarium, Latrobe
Date & Time:
Registration is required
Phone: (724) 805-2631
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