THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2013

Mt. SAC Planetarium Presents Astronomy Programs in March

WALNUT, Calif.––– The Mt. San Antonio College Randall Planetarium presents a series of programs on the stars and planets with evening and afternoon showings for adults and children throughout March.

"One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure," a special program for preschoolers, will be presented on Fridays, Mar. 1 and 15, 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.

"Star Tales," a show on the stars, constellations, and planets, will run Friday, Mar. 1, at 6 and 7:30 p.m. Learn the stories behind the heavenly bodies and find out how to view them from your own backyard.

"Deep Space: Binocular Astronomy," a program on using binoculars to explore the night sky, will be held on Saturday, Mar. 2, at 6 and 7:30 p.m. Under the direction of an astronomer, examine star clusters, distant galaxies, and beautiful nebulas all with the use of binoculars. Binoculars will be provided.

"Stars of The Pharaohs," a program on the stars and astronomy of ancient Egypt, will be shown Friday, Mar. 15, 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, Mar. 16, 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. Then travel 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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