Fall Season Released For WSC Planetarium, Which Includes Several Special Weekend Showings

WAYNE – As a pair of August showings at the Wayne State College Planetarium were cancelled due to Labor Day weekend, a new series of shows are set to take the stage throughout September.

According to a release from WSC, the Planetarium and Dr. Todd Young have opened their fall season of public shows from this weekend through November 23.

This fall season will include a huge selection of shows with special weekends, including “Kids Weekend”; “WSC Family Day” and “WSC Homecoming”. Along with being the director of the Planetarium, Dr. Young is also a professor of Physics & Astronomy; coordinator of the Rural Health Opportunities Program (RHOP) and Nebraska Science Bowl lead coordinator at WSC.

Upcoming this weekend will be the “Dawn of the Space Age” at 7 p.m. on Friday, September 6 along with a showing of “STARS” at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 7. The WSC Planetarium is located in the lowest level of the Carhart Science building on the campus of Wayne State College.

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.

Fore more information, visit www.wsc.edu/plantearium along with the detailed show schedule and how to book a private group showing. Contact Dr. Young at 402-375-7471 as the suggested donation for all shows is $5 for adults and $3 for children.

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