THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 2013

Mt. SAC Planetarium Presents Astronomy Programs for the New Year

WALNUT, Calif.––– The Mt. San Antonio College Randall Planetarium presents its series of programs on the stars and planets for the new year this January.

"One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure," a special program for preschoolers, will be presented on Friday, Jan. 18, at 4 p.m. In this program, Sesame Street’s Big Bird, Elmo and their friend from China, Hu Hu Zhu, take viewers on a journey of discovery to learn about the Big Dipper, the North Star, the sun, and the moon.

"Stars of The Pharaohs," a program on the stars and astronomy of ancient Egypt, will be shown Friday, Jan. 18, at 6 and 7:30 p.m. Travel to ancient Egypt and explore the stars and various astronomical phenomena during the time of the pharaohs. This program looks at how the ancient Egyptians used science to tell time, to formulate a workable calendar, and to align huge buildings.

"Wonders of the Universe," a program on the origins of the universe, will run on Saturday, Jan. 19, at 6 and 7:30 p.m. Take a breathtaking journey back in time to witness the Big Bang, the formation of stars and galaxies. The program then travels back to the Milky Way to view our solar system as it has never been seen before.

Tickets are $6 for general admission, $4 for students, seniors, and children 6-13, and $1 for children 5 and under.

For tickets, call the Mt. SAC Performing Arts Box Office at (909) 468-4050. Tickets are also available online at https://tickets.mtsac.edu and at the door before each program.


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