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AstroFriday: Galaxies (fulldome)

October 12, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The San Juan College Planetarium’s AstroFriday presentation for Friday, October 12, is Galaxies. Show times are at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.

This 25-minute full dome planetarium presentation produced by the Casper Planetarium explores the mysterious distant celestial bodies in deep space. It depicts how they are similar as well as different to the Milky Way galaxy.

Following the full dome show there will be a short, live-narrated sky show using the Planetarium’s Digitarium Zeta star projector.

Fall sky maps will be given out while supplies last.  There is no admission charge, and no reservations are taken or required, but there is a maximum seating capacity of 60 in the Planetarium, so seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. In order to preserve dark-adaption, no one will be admitted late once the show has started.

Weather permitting, a free public stargaze with telescopes will be held at 8:30 p.m. in the courtyard behind the Planetarium, after the last show. The Stargaze will last a maximum of one hour.

There is no capacity limit for the stargaze.  Plan to view the setting Moon, spectacular Saturn and the red planet Mars. Additionally, there is the possibility of viewing the distant giant planets Uranus and Neptune. Binary star targets featuring the quickly setting gold-and-blue double star, Albireo, our binary north star. If weather conditions are particularly favorable, participants may also see deep-sky objects such as the Double Cluster, the Andromeda Galaxy, M31, Pleiades, M45, as well as the E.T. Cluster.

For further information, call David Mayeux at 505-566-3361, or mayeuxd@sanjuancollege.edu.  The Planetarium show schedule and other information is on the SJC Planetarium Facebook page.


October 12, 2018
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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