FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2013

Mt. SAC Planetarium Presents Astronomy Programs for November

WALNUT, Calif.–––The Mt. San Antonio College Randall Planetarium continues its full season of programs on the stars and planets with evening and matinee showings for adults and children throughout November.

"Secret of the Cardboard Rocket," a special program for children, will be presented on Friday, Nov. 1, and Saturday, Nov. 16, at 4:30 p.m. In this program, two children are on the adventure of a lifetime when they build a rocket out of cardboard and go on an exciting journey through the solar system using nothing but an astronomy book, their own imaginations, and the magic of the cardboard rocket.

"Star Tales," a show on the stars, constellations, and planets, will run Friday, Nov. 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.

"One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure," a special program for preschoolers, will be presented on Saturday, Nov. 2, and Friday, Nov. 15, at 4:30 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.

"Tales of the Maya Skies," a program on Maya science and astronomy, will be shown on Saturday, Nov. 2, at 6 and 7:30 p.m. Take a journey back in time to the jungles of Mexico and hear the stories of the ancient Maya civilization, and how the planets and astronomical events influenced the Maya people.

"Stars of The Pharaohs," a program on the stars and astronomy of ancient Egypt, will be shown Friday, Nov. 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.

"Cosmic Comets," a program all about comets, will be shown Saturday, Nov. 16, at 6 and 7:30 p.m. This program explores where comets come from, ancient concepts about comets, and how comets dies in a full-dome planetarium experience that investigates the phenomena seen for centuries.

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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