Planetarium announces September shows

Scott RobyThe Charles H. Jerred Planetarium at SUNY Oswego will explore what to look for in the autumn sky during free shows for the public each Sunday in September. 

Titled “The Stars of Fall,” 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.

“The Stars of Fall” will begin with a demonstration of the motions of the night sky, said Dr. Scott Roby, associate professor of astronomy at Oswego. Participants will learn how to spot the constellations of fall, including the flying horse Pegasus. Roby will also cover the mythology and appearance of the constellations.

The planetarium seats only 30 people, so 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 the planetarium director 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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(Posted: Aug 18, 2006)