COSM

Public Evenings & Events


Please join us for educational and exciting events at the planetarium! All events are free. Telescopic viewing following/during evening events, weather permitting. The planetarium can seat up to 63 visitors with 2 ADA wheelchair spaces. No strollers please due to fire code safety for indoor events, thank you.

General admission tickets for each presentation time will be given out  during the week of the event in the physics office, room 2005 in the  Math/Physics Building. They will also be available in the planetarium lobby starting at 5  pm and throughout the evening of the presentations. Ticket holders must be in line 10  minutes before the start time of the presentation, otherwise seats will be given to visitors  waiting. Please arrive early for your desired presentation time, seating together is not  guaranteed.
If weather permits, there will be telescopic viewing on the rooftop observing deck with  members of the Statesboro Astronomy Club and Department of Physics.

All planetarium events are free and sponsored by the Department of Physics within the College of Science and Mathematics at Georgia Southern University.

We will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Statesboro Food Bank.  Thank you for your donation for those in need.

For more information:
Website – http://cosm.georgiasouthern.edu/planetarium
Department of Physics Telephone (M-F: 8 am – 5 pm) – 912-478-5292
Email – planetarium@georgiasouthern.edu


Friday, January 29, 2016       6:00,  7:00,  8:00, and 9:00 

 

Digistar 5 Full-Dome Planetarium Presentation

All ages

The delicate balance between ice, water and the existence of life has been a topic of scientific inquiry for generations. In travels to the Arctic and Antarctic regions of our planet, we’ll examine the exosystems that exist and thrive there and learn how their survival is connected with our own. Beyond Earth, we’ll see how the existence of ice shapes the landscape and the natural systems on other planets and moons in our solar system. Narrated by two-time Academy Award nominee for Best Actress,  Emily Watson. Produced by Evans and Sutherland Digital Productions.

Running Time: 25 minutes

 

 

 

 

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Friday , February  26, 2016     6:00,  7:00,  8:00, and 9:00 

 

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Digistar 5 Full-Dome Planetarium Presentation

All Ages

Immerse yourself in a race to return to the Moon 40 years after the historic Apollo landings. See how a competition among privately funded international teams is ushering in a new era of lunar exploration. Learn about the Moon’s resources and discover what humanity’s future on the Moon might hold. Narrated by Tim Allen, Back To The Moon For Good presents the Google Lunar XPRIZE, and the personal stories of competition and collaboration it inspires.

Running Time: 24 minutes

 

 

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Friday, March 25, 2016       6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 8:30, 9:00, and 9:30 p.m.
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Digistar 5 Fulldome Planetarium Presentation

All Ages

Peer deep into space through the eyes of the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope and travel back billions of years in time to witness the birth of the universe. On this breathtaking excursion you’ll witness the formation of galaxies and explore some of the most wondrous nebulae and astronomical structures yet discovered. As your travels continue, you’ll fly deep into our own Milky Way galaxy and return home to Earth on a spectacular tour through the solar system. From Evans and Sutherland Digital Theater Productions. Images Credit: Evans and Sutherland

Running time: 20 minutes

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Friday, April 29, 2016       6:00, 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, and 10:00 pm
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Digistar 5 Fulldome Planetarium Presentation

All Ages

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last updated: 2/3/2016

GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY PLANETARIUM • P.O. Box 8031 • Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-5292