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AstroFriday: That Nasa Show – Space Wear

January 11 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The San Juan College Planetarium’s AstroFriday presentation for Friday, January 11, is That NASA Show: Space Wear. Show times are at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.

If you were suddenly called into service in space, what would you wear? Would you be able to go into your closet and pull out the right stuff? Do you know what it takes to design space clothes? This 25-minute video of That NASA Show explores how fashion meets function in zero gravity. It’s an out-of-this-world fashion show. Astronaut Jerry Ross and his daughter, Space Suit Engineer, Amy Ross join host, NASA Engineer, Phil West for this program.

Winter 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 beautiful crescent Moon and the copper-colored planet Mars, which is finally returning to our evening sky. Other celestial targets include the binary North Star, Polaris and the colorful binary Gamma Andromedae. Additionally, there will be the possibility of viewing deep-sky objects including the “E.T.” Cluster in Cassiopeia, the Milky Way’s sister Galaxy, Andromeda, the Pleiades star cluster, the gossamer Orion Nebula, and the Beehive Cluster in Cancer.

For more information, call David Mayeux at 505-566-3361, or mayeuxd@sanjuancollege.edu.  The Planetarium show schedule as well as additional information about Planetarium presentations is available on the SJC website and on the SJC Planetarium Facebook page.


January 11
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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