After being closed for almost two months, ASU’s planetarium is ready to resume public shows. The complete schedule for the fall semester will be released in the next week, but here’s the general plan…
- Thursday evenings, 7:00 and 7:45. We will alternate between movies and live presentations each week. Live presentations will sometimes cover astronomy and sometimes earth science, using the new software installed this summer. Doors will open at 6:45.
- Friday afternoons, 4:30 and 5:15. Two showings of a movie each week. We are holding these shows later this semester in the hope that more people will be able to attend. Doors will open at 4:15.
- One Saturday night each month, starting in September. We will do a live presentation on the evening sky, and have telescopes out for public viewing, weather permitting. Times will be arranged to coincide with dark skies (so we can use the telescopes!) One night I can tell you now: October 12 is International Observe the Moon Night. We will have a Moon program, as well as telescopes and cameras for public use. Bring a USB flash drive and take your photos home with you!
We will start this Thursday with a live presentation highlighting a few of the evening constellations, and a sneak peek at the new earth science software, The Layered Earth. Friday’s movie will be “Robot Explorers”.