Wayne State Releases Planetarium Spring Shows

WAYNE – The 2020 spring season began this past weekend at the Fred G. Dale Planetarium.

According to a release from Wayne State College, public shows were held last week featuring ‘From Earth to Saturn’ and ‘Astronaut’ as the final January showing of ‘Space Opera’ is scheduled for Friday, January 31 at 7 p.m.

The planetarium is located in the lowest level of the Carhart Science building on the Wayne State campus.

Upcoming February shows will also resume on Saturday, February 1 featuring ‘Stars’ at noon; ‘Cosmic Colors’ at 1 p.m.; ‘Earth, Moon and Sun’ at 2 p.m. and ‘From Earth to Saturn’ at 3 p.m.

Find the complete list of shows by visiting www.wsc.edu/planetarium as every weekend (Friday-Saturday) in February will offer afternoon features including kids weekend Friday, February 14 – Saturday, February 15.

The experience is free with a suggested donation of $5 per half hour as all donations are appreciated. It is also recommended that those who attend bring their own pair of 3.5 mm earbuds, but not required.

Laser shows will also be shown later in the semester as more information, including signing up for the VR experience, can be found by contacting Dr. Todd S. Young at 402-375-7471. Dr. Young is a professor of Physics and 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.