WAYNE – Following a handful of homecoming planetarium showings this past weekend, more public shows will be offered throughout the month of October in the lowest level of the Carhart Science building.
Located on the campus of Wayne State College, the Fred G. Dale Planetarium will host a kids weekend on Friday, October 11 and Saturday, October 12 along with a non-astronomy weekend to close out the month. There will also be showings on Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19.
The upcoming planetarium shows will feature “Zula Patrol” at 7 p.m. Friday and “One World, One Sky” (Big Bird’s Adventure) at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Doors open 20 minutes prior to the start of a show and all shows last about 45 minutes. Planetarium shows also generally include a tour of the current night sky, a view of the constellations and a fulldome video. Suggested donation for all shows is $5 for adults and $3 for children.
During the final weekend in October, “Flight Adventures” will take place on October 25 at 7 p.m. and “Sistine Chapel” on October 26 at 2 p.m. Next weekend’s showings will be “Origins of Life” at 7 p.m. on Friday, October 18 and “The Hot and Energetic Universe” on Saturday, October 19 at 2 p.m.
For more information, contact Dr. Todd S. Young, Professor of Physics & Astronomy, Director of the Fred G. Dale Planetarium, Coordinator of the Rural Health Opportunities Program (RHOP) and Nebraska Science Bowl Lead Coordinator at Wayne State College by calling 402-375-7471. Also, visit www.wsc.edu/plantearium to find the detailed show schedule and how to book a private group showing.