Planetarium's March shows to explore 'A Trillion Planets'


February 15, 2018

The SUNY Oswego planetarium will take visitors on an exploration of "A Trillion Planets" at 7 p.m. every Sunday during March.

"Having already discovered over 3,000 exoplanets around other stars, astronomers now believe the stars of the Milky Way galaxy could have about a trillion planets," said the show's host, planetarium director Scott Roby of Oswego's physics faculty, who will explore other known planetary systems using 3D models in the facility's updated software. "We are on the verge of finding twins of Earth for the first time!"

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 Shineman Center.