Planetarium to host Sunday shows in February

The Charles H. Jerred Planetarium at SUNY Oswego will provide a glimpse into “The Secret Life of Stars” during free programs for the public every Sunday in February.

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 “The Secret Lives of Stars,” Dr. Scott Roby, associate professor of astronomy at Oswego, will look at how stars are born, the life cycle of stars and the difference between such bodies as a red giant, a white dwarf and a black hole.

The planetarium seats only 30 people, and 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 Roby 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: Dr. Scott Roby,

(Posted: Jan 24, 2007)