The planetarium has had a few changes since COVID-19. The Angelo State University Planetarium will present 11 different full-dome public astronomy shows during its fall 2021 schedule beginning Monday, Aug. 30, in the Vincent Building at 2333 Vanderventer St.
The planetarium is where people come inside a dome and sit as a projector displaying images around the room to learn valuable information about stars, planets etc.
The Planetarium shows will run on Mondays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. through Dec. 9, with breaks for the Labor Day and Thanksgiving holidays. All the shows are open to the public with admission prices of $3 for adults and $2 for children, active military and senior citizens. ASU students, faculty and staff are admitted free.
Dr David Bixler the director of the planetarium says “there will be 10 different shows that were showing twice during the semester”
The fall Planetarium shows will run as follows:
Monday, Aug. 30 - Forces of Nature
Thursday, Sept. 2 - Birth of Planet Earth
Thursday, Sept. 16 - Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity
Monday, Sept. 20 - Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West
Thursday, Sept. 23 - The Cowboy Astronomer
Monday, Sept. 27 - Super Volcanoes
Thursday, Sept. 30 - Solar Super storms
Monday, Oct. 4 - Stars of the Pharaohs
Thursday, Oct. 7 - Tales of the Maya Skies
Monday, Oct. 11 - Faster Than Light: The Dream of Interstellar Flight
Thursday, Oct. 14 - Forces of Nature
Monday, Oct. 18 - Birth of Planet Earth
Thursday, Oct. 21 - Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West
Monday, Oct. 25 - Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity
Thursday, Oct. 28 - Super Volcanoes
Monday, Nov. 1 - The Cowboy Astronomer
Thursday, Nov. 4 - Stars of the Pharaohs
Monday, Nov. 8 - Solar Super storms
Thursday, Nov. 11 - Faster Than Light: The Dream of Interstellar Flight
Monday, Nov. 15 - Tales of the Maya Skies
Monday, Nov. 29 - Season of Light
Thursday, Dec. 2 - Season of Light
Monday, Dec. 6 - Season of Light
Thursday, Dec. 9 - Season of Light
If you're wanting more details about the content of the shows are available at angelo.edu/planetarium and on Facebook at facebook.com/AngeloStatePlanetarium. For more information, call the Planetarium between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday at 325-942-2136 or go online to angelo.edu/planetarium. A recording of the show schedule is available by calling 325-942-2188.