Planetarium to feature 'Tour of the Solar System'

The Charles H. Jerred Planetarium at SUNY Oswego will provide “A Tour of the Solar System” during free programs for the public every Sunday in November.

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 near Piez Hall on campus for the events.

The show will allow visitors to explore the sun and the eight major planets, see the rings of Saturn and the volcano and ice moons of Jupiter and learn about space missions to Mercury, Pluto and the edge of the solar system, said Dr. Scott Roby, the planetarium’s director and associate professor of astronomy at SUNY Oswego.

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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(Posted: Oct 21, 2009)

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