'Searching for Earth's Twin' showcased at planetarium

Scott RobyThe Charles H. Jerred Planetarium at SUNY Oswego will explore the search for a parallel Earth during free shows for the public each Sunday in July.

Titled “Searching for Earth’s Twin,” the show will begin at 7 p.m. Sundays in Room 332 of Piez Hall at the corner of Centennial Drive and Takamine Street on the SUNY Oswego campus. Free parking is available.

In “Searching for Earth’s Twin,” Dr. Scott Roby, associate professor of astronomy at Oswego, will look at astronomers’ discoveries of planetary systems orbiting more than 100 other stars since 1995. He will detail efforts to learn more about these faraway bodies.

The planetarium seats only 30 people, so 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 the planetarium director 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: Scott Roby, roby@oswego.edu

(Posted: Jun 22, 2006)

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