Planetarium's May shows to explore general relativity


April 23, 2018

The SUNY Oswego planetarium will examine "General Relativity, Generally" at 7 p.m. every Sunday during May.

Using SUNY Oswego’s planetarium, host Richard Frieman of the atmospheric and geological sciences department will explore the fundamentals of general relativity as proposed by Albert Einstein in 1915. General relativity has been used to predict the bending of light around massive celestial objects and explains why atomic clocks tick slower on the Earth compared to in orbit.

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.