'All About Black Holes' to fill college planetarium's January shows


December 13, 2017

The SUNY Oswego planetarium will explore "All About Black Holes" at 7 p.m. every Sunday during January.

In these shows, host Richard Frieman of the college's atmospheric and geological sciences department will explore what black holes are, how they are created, the effect they have on the universe and whether or not they actually deserve their negative connotations. The show also will include past and present research on the topic of black holes by notable scientists such as Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking.

Sunday shows will continue through June with changing topics each month in the state-of-the-art facility on the second floor of the Richard S. Shineman Center for Science, Engineering and Innovation.

The planetarium has limited seating, so guests are encouraged to arrive a bit early. Shows are recommended for children ages 4 and older. Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult. No food or drink is permitted in the facility.

Parking is free in the commuter lot off Washington Boulevard and the employee lot off Centennial Boulevard across from the Shineman Center.