SUNY Oswego planetarium to explore 'Stars of Summer'


May 16, 2017

The SUNY Oswego planetarium will present "The Stars of Summer" at 7 p.m. each Sunday during June.

[UPDATED 5/25/2017] Planetarium operator Rich Frieman will lead an exploration of the summertime night sky, locating bright asterisms and constellations that amateur astronomers can observe from their backyards. With the aid of the dome, participants will also observe some beautiful and awe-inspiring deep sky objects that reside within the boundaries of these summertime constellations. Star maps will be provided for the audience to take home.

Sunday's free shows take place 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 17 and under 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.