Planetarium to present 'The Moon: Apollo and Beyond'

The Charles H. Jerred Planetarium will explore “The Moon: Apollo and Beyond” during free programs for the public every Sunday in April.

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.

“The show begins with a look at our place in the solar system,” said Dr. Scott Roby, associate professor of astronomy at SUNY Oswego and the planetarium’s director. “A slide show on the historic Apollo missions follows. We conclude with a discussion of American and Chinese goals of resuming human exploration of the moon.”

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 programs, no admission will be allowed once the show is in progress.

The program 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 programs, 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: Mar 21, 2007)

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