RADFORD – The Radford University Planetarium is back for the spring semester with new shows for the regular weekday shows and the Saturday morning kids shows.
Reservations are no longer needed to attend a show. However, if the doors are closed, the planetarium is full for that show.
This spring the regular shows will be Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. and Saturday mornings at 10:30 a.m.
The weekday shows will be “Satelix” produced by the Brno Observatory and Planetarium in the Czech Republic and is described as:
“Solve this riddle: They are with us all day. When we wake up, go to school, to work or for a trip, and when we spend time with our families in the evening, too. And at night? In the darkness of the night, they guard us while we sleep. Without them, we would not have navigation in our cars or mobile phones, accurate weather forecasts, and in fact many everyday items, either. Do you ask who they are? None other than artificial satellites! This show is all about those satellites.”
The Saturday morning kids shows will be “Beyond the Sun.”
“While our heroine Celeste is fighting off sleep in her room by reading a book on astronomy, she receives an unexpected visit from Moon,” the show’s description reads. “Together, they will enjoy a journey through the universe to discover what exoplanets are and how they can be detected. They observe rogue planets, oceanic worlds, and super-Earths. Moon tells her about exoplanet hunters, who observe the sky in search of planets like Earth.”
All shows are free and everyone is welcome. The planetarium is located in the Center for the Sciences room M75 (Main Street level). Attendees may enter through the doors from Parking Lot C on East Main St.
Four metered parking spaces in Lots C and B, next to the Center for the Sciences are available for the daytime shadows.
Several metered spaces in the portion of Parking Lot A that lies directly between Martin Hall and Main Street are also available.
Free parking day passes can be picked up at the Radford University Parking office in Heth Hall or the Radford University Police Station (at the intersection of University Drive and Main Street).
Hearing-assist receivers for the sound system are available. Those attending should bring their own earphones (1/16 inch [3.5mm] stereo jack).
For more information, contact Planetarium Director Dr. Rhett Herman at firstname.lastname@example.org.