COSM

Public Evenings & Events


Free Admission

All events are free!  At each showing, we collect non-perishable food items for the Statesboro Food Bank. We thank you in advance for your donation to help those in need in our community! The planetarium can seat up to 63 visitors with 2 ADA wheelchair spaces.  Due to fire code safety for indoor events, we ask that you do not bring strollers into the planetarium. 

General admission tickets for each presentation time will be given out  during the week of the event in the Physics Department Office, located in Room 2005 in the Math and Physics Building. Tickets will also be available in the planetarium lobby starting at 5:00 P.M. 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.

Telescopic viewing following/during evening events, weather permitting.

Tickets:

Tickets can be reserved beginning one week before the shows date.
To reserve tickets Email Planetarium@GeorgiaSouthern.edu
Emails must have the Subject “Tickets”
Emails must contain:
  • Name
  • Number of tickets to be reserved
  • Show time
Reserved Tickets will be held until the day of the Event where they may be picked up from a volunteer at the entrance of the Planetarium.

 

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Two Small Pieces of Glass

6, 7, 8, & 9 pm

January 20, 2017

Galileo’s telescopic observations began a revolution, transforming our views of the cosmos and our place within. It is a revolution which,over four hundred years later, continues. Today you can attend star parties where amateur astronomers set up their telescopes for public viewing. Views through such telescopes would have amazed Galileo. Two Small Pieces of Glass puts you in the middle of a modern star party. Discover the wonders that even a small amateur telescope can reveal and learn about the scientists that made such views possible. Produced by Carnegie Science Center, ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center, and Interstellar Studios.

 

 

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Lamps of Atlantis

6, 7, 8, & 9 pm

February 24, 2017

Our search for the lost continent of Atlantis takes us on a journey through the astronomical knowledge and understanding of the ancient Greeks. How did the constellations get their names? What different patterns did ancient cultures see in the sky? Was Atlantis a real place? Did it really sink into the sea? We will uncover clues to help us solve this age-old mystery. Narrated by Terry O’Quinn, John Locke from TV’s LOST. From Evans and Sutherland Digital Theater Productions

 

 

 

 

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Life: A Cosmic Story

6, 7, 8, & 9 pm

March 31, 2017

Life: A Cosmic Story begins in a redwood forest, with the sounds of wind and life. One redwood looms large, until we approach its branches and enter one of its leaves, adjusting our perspective to microscopic scales inside a cell. We see a pared-down version of its inner workings, learning about the process of photosynthesis and the role of DNA. This scene sets the stage for the story of life.We then leap backward billions of years to the origin of elements themselves. The early Universe contained mostly dark matter, which drew hydrogen and helium together to form the first stars. The carbon and heavier elements required by living organisms came from generations of stars.Narrated by Jodie Foster. Produced by the California Academy of Sciences in 2011, winner of Best Fulldome Program at the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival.

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Litchmond
6, 7, 8, & 9 pm

April 28, 2017

LICHTMOND is a poetic journey through magic sounds and landscapes of a visionary parallel universe, on a world you may call “Earth 2”, which is orbited by two suns. As Earth 2 is untouched by mankind we are immersed in a world full of hovering trees, strange species of flying fish, bubble-like volcanos, surreal sculptures and other impressive objects. This amazing musical audiovisual trip is wellness for the senses and features award winning music by LICHTMOND featuring Alan Parsons, I Muvrini and Boy George (as co-writer).


 

Last updated: 1/17/2017

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