September and October Sky Shows Announced

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

The Planetarium at West Virginia Wesleyan announced its Sky Shows throughout the months of September and October. Shows are held the first and third Saturdays of each month at 8 p.m. and last approximately one hour.

On September 7, will show Apollo 8: Go for TLI: Seven months before NASA attempted the first Moon landing, humans flew to the Moon for the first time on Apollo 8. This 1968 documentary explains the mission.

Curious George: Rocket Ride will be shown September 21. George discovers that gravity doesn’t seem to work in space the way it does on Earth.

Two weeks later on October 5, discover in Exploding Stars, a universe that vents its rage in the most violent explosions since the Big Bang — supernovae.

October’s final show will be Bill Nye: Outer Space. On October 19, in this episode, Bill Nye gives students the inside scoop on planets, stars, galaxies, and the universe.

The Planetarium Sky Shows are held on the second floor of Christopher Hall on Wesleyan’s campus. No reservations are required, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Telescope observing follows each show, weather permitting. Each show includes a tour of the evening sky, and free sky charts are available. Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for students and seniors. Children under 18 are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. For more information, visit www.wvwc.edu/planetarium.