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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.

Planetarium Survey: Takes less than one minute. This is the only way we get feedback on our presentations. How did you like your visit? Were the presenters professional? Was the level of the presentation appropriate for your group? Leave a comment, the survey is anonymous.

Georgia Southern University is now a tobacco-free campus, in compliance with the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia’s policy 9.1.7.  This includes all visitors to our campus and public events, thank you.

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Planetarium Public Event 

Friday, June 12, 2015       6:00, 7:00, 8:00, and 9:00 p.m.

2015 June 12Stars: Powerhouses of the Universe

Digistar 5 Full-Dome Planetarium Presentation 

Elementary age and up

Every star has a story. Some are as old as time, faint and almost forgotten. Others burn bright and end their lives in powerful explosions. New stars are created every day, born of vast clouds of gas and dust. Through every phase of their existence, stars release the energy that lights the Universe. Journey to the furthest reaches of our galaxy and experience both the awesome beauty and destructive power of stars.

STARS, narrated by actor Mark Hamill, is the Sudekum Planetarium’s first original full-dome, digital production. Adventure Science Center collaborated with the National Space Centre in Leicester, England, to create this stunning 26-minute show exploring the powerhouses of the universe and our relationship with the night sky throughout history.

Running time: 26 minutes

Trailer

NEW – Free 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.

Free sky and moon maps will be available to take home for exploring the night sky from your home. A star show of the current night sky will also be given in the planetarium on what to see from your backyard.
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.

Parking is available in the open-gated faculty/staff parking lot to the left at the end of Herty Drive (from Fair Road/GA Hwy 67)

The planetarium is in the Math/Physics Building,  across on the other side of the parking gates between the Eidson House (Honors) and the older Biology Bldg.

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

 

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Planetarium Public Event 

Friday, July 10, 2015       6:00, 7:00, 8:00, and 9:00 p.m.

July 10 2015 Lamps of Atlantis

Digistar 5 Full-Dome Planetarium Presentation 

All Ages

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. Images Credit: Evans and Sutherland

Running time: 25 minutes

Trailer

NEW – Free 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.

Free sky and moon maps will be available to take home for exploring the night sky from your home. A star show of the current night sky will also be given in the planetarium on what to see from your backyard.
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.

Parking is available in the open-gated faculty/staff parking lot to the left at the end of Herty Drive (from Fair Road/GA Hwy 67)

The planetarium is in the Math/Physics Building,  across on the other side of the parking gates between the Eidson House (Honors) and the older Biology Bldg.

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

 

 

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