Planetarium to host Sunday shows in January

The Charles H. Jerred Planetarium at SUNY Oswego will showcase “What Astronomers Do” during free programs for the public every Sunday in January.

The Sunday shows will begin at 7 p.m. in Room 332 of Piez Hall at the corner of Centennial Drive and Takamine Street on the SUNY Oswego campus. Free parking is available.

Visitors will “learn about various kinds of telescopes and detectors and hear interesting anecdotes about life at professional observatories,” said Dr. Scott Roby, associate professor of astronomy at SUNY Oswego and the planetarium’s director.

The planetarium seats only 30 people, and admission is first come, first served. The doors of Piez Hall will open at 6:30 p.m. Because of the nature of planetarium shows, no admission will be allowed once the show is in progress.

The show will last a little under an hour. Shows are suitable for the entire family, though organizers recommend that children be age 4 or older.

Aside from the weekly public shows, groups of 10 people or more can contact Roby to arrange free shows at other times. For more information or to schedule group visits of 10 or more people, call 343-4294.

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CONTACT: Dr. Scott Roby, roby@oswego.edu

(Posted: Jan 05, 2007)

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