Planetarium increases its reel time
More movie showings every Thursday
Published: Friday, January 18, 2013
Updated: Thursday, January 17, 2013 15:01
Do you already need a break from class this semester? The ASU Planetarium will have its first show of the semester next Thursday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m.
Admission is free for ASU students, faculty and staff upon showing your school ID. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for children, senior citizens and active military.
“We have about half ASU students and half families coming in to the shows,” Director of the Planetarium Mark Sonntag said. “We promote the shows on bulletin boards in the lobby of the Vincent building. We also make announcements to our classes, and it is posted on the ASU website.”
The planetarium will have shows every Thursday throughout the semester, and will change according to the season.
“We have a variety of shows,” Sonntag said.
“They aren’t all about stars and galaxies. The shows usually change about four times a year. We have winter, spring, summer and holiday programs.”
“Stars of the Pharaohs” takes the audience on a trip to Egypt to see how pharaohs use stars to tell time and make calendars.
“I would probably go see “Stars of the Pharaohs”,” senior Amy Fogleman said. “Sounds like there would be some good history in that one as well.”
“Stars of the Pharaohs” will be followed by two more shows at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m., “Cosmic Journey: A Solar System Adventure” and lastly “Secrets of the Sun”. In “Cosmic Journey: A Solar System Adventure,” the audience will travel through the solar system taking in the wonders of the planets and their moons.
The last show, “Secrets of the Sun” teaches the audience about the many uses the sun has in our solar system.
“The Cosmic Journey show sounds interesting,” senior Ashley Hagins said. “Seeing the different planets and moons in high speed sounds cool.”
Tickets will only be available at the door. For more information contact Dr. Mark Sonntag.
“I really enjoy going,” Fogleman said. “I really wouldn’t mind going sometime this semester.”
The planetarium is located in the Vincent Nursing-Physical Science building across from the Center for Human Performance.