ASU GIC November Astronomy Shows
Angelo State University’s Global Immersion Center (GIC), formerly the Planetarium, will present two full-dome public astronomy shows each Thursday in November, except Thanksgiving Day, in the Vincent Nursing-Physical Science Building, 2333 Vanderventer St.
Each Thursday from Nov. 7-21, “Secrets of the Sun” will run at 7 p.m. and “Stars of the Pharaohs” will run at 8 p.m. 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. Both shows are sponsored by Concho Educators Federal Credit Union.
“Secrets of the Sun” gives audiences a close look at the role the sun plays in the life of our solar system. From the nuclear forces churning at the heart of the sun to the mass ejections of solar material into surrounding space, viewers will experience the power of the sun and its impact on the planets, and ultimately life on Earth.
In “Stars of the Pharaohs,” audiences will travel to ancient Egypt to see how science was used to tell time, make a workable calendar and align huge buildings. The show also highlights the connection the ancient Egyptians felt with the stars and various astronomical phenomena, and allows viewers to experience some of the most spectacular temples and tombs of the ancient world recreated in their entire original splendor.
For more information, call the GIC at 325-942-2136 or go online to www.angelo.edu/dept/physics/planetarium.php. A recording of the show schedule is also available by calling 325-942-2188.