Due to the popularity of the Nature Center’s Night Sky shows in the planetarium, more presentations have been added.
Saturday, June 20 there will be two programs: one at 1 p.m. and another at 2 p.m., introducing beginning stargazers to the planets that can be seen throughout June, and to selected objects of interest that can be viewed using binoculars and asterisms (star patterns) during spring and summer nights. Particular emphasis will be given to the closest approach of Venus with Jupiter that occurs later this month, a conjunction that will not reoccur until Aug. 27, 2016.
Although the planetarium is open for business, the new chairs are still delayed. Short-backed chairs will be available to use, or if patrons prefer, they may view the presentation from the floor. If audience members elect to view the show from the floor, please feel free to bring a yoga mat, pillow or headrest to get comfortable. Doors will open at 6:10 p.m. so patrons can experiment with what seating arrangement works best for them.
Ticketing will be limited to 40 individuals per program. Tickets may be purchased for $3 at the Nature Center before the show. This discounted price is for this event only. Ticket sales will end 10 minutes before the start of the show to allow all guests to be in their seats on time.
Safety notes: Food or drink will not be allowed in the planetarium. After a presentation begins, late arrivals will not be admitted. In addition, any persons leaving before the presentation ends will not be readmitted to the planetarium. This program is not suitable for children.