RADFORD – The Radford University Planetarium is giving people a chance to take a “Journey to the Stars” from now until November 17.
The planetarium’s fall show, “Journey to the Stars,” is narrated by Academy Award winner Whoopi Goldberg and produced by the American Museum of Natural History. The show “features extraordinary images from ground- and space-based telescopes,” explains RU Physics Professor Dr. Rhett Herman, who runs the planetarium. “This show launches visitors through space and time to experience the life and death of the stars in our night sky, including our own nurturing Sun,” reads a description of the show. “Tour familiar stellar formations, explore new celestial mysteries, and discover the fascinating, unfolding story that connects us all to the stars. Those who come along for the journey may never see the night sky in the same way again.”
Herman said the show is one of the best the planetarium has to offer.
“I’ve shown this show a number of times and it’s my favorite one so far,” he said. “It really is spectacular, especially now that I’ve got a newer dome projector for the shows!”
As always, all shows are free and everyone is welcome. The RU Planetarium is located in Curie Hall room 43A, on the ground floor of Curie Hall. Shows are every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m. with the Saturday morning kids’ shows at 10:30 a.m. The Planetarium will be closed for the week of Thanksgiving, from November 20- 27, so the last Journey of the Stars show is set for Thursday, November 17. When the planetarium re-opens after Thanksgiving, the popular Christmas show will be shown.