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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.

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Two Small Pieces of Glass

Please visit the STEM Festival link below for information and tickets for planetarium presentations.

http://research.georgiasouthern.edu/stemfest/planetarium-shows/

Admission tickets will be distributed at the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center on Plant Drive. There will be buses running between the facilities for this exciting hands-on STEM event.

For more information:

Institute for Interdisciplinary STEM Education

Phone: (912) 478-2549
stem@georgiasouthern.edu

 

 

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Planetarium Public Evening

Friday, September 26, 2014  at 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, and 8:30 pm

Dome_Show_Web_Banner_250x250Fall Family Weekend:  Back To The Moon For Good

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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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 Events TBA

October 2014 

Please check back

 

 

 

 

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Planetarium Public Evening

Friday, November 7, 2014  at 6:00, 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, and 10:00 pm

 

DarkSideOfMoonRockShowPosterPink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon Rock Show

Digistar 5 Full-Dome Planetarium Presentation 

Recommended for Middle School Age through adults

Back by popular demand, you’re invited to Pink FloydDark Side of the Moon Rock Show. Experience the  full-dome artistic video with each song from the album in 5.1 surround sound with the latest in Digistar 5 digital planetarium technology.

Sit back, relax, and let the music and visuals take you on a journey back through time and space. Created by Starlight Productions.

Running Time: 53 minutes

Trailer 

Please arrive early for your desired show time. General admission tickets will be given out for each show in order of arrival in the planetarium lobby.  No reservations taken.

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 Evening  

Saturday, December 6, 2014       Morning: 10 and 11 am   Afternoon: 2, 3, and 4 pm  Evening: 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, and 8:30 pm


LetItSnowBlankLet it Snow: A Holiday Music Journey

Digistar 5 Full-Dome Planetarium Presentation 

All ages

Everyone is invited to join us for our free spectacular full-dome musical planetarium presentation for the holidays! Festive visual animations are set to the holiday classics from Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, The Eurythmics, Burl Ives, Chuck Berry and many more with the spectacular grand finale from the Trans Siberian Orchestra!!

Free general admission tickets for each presentation time will be given out on the date of the event starting at 9:30 am and throughout the day in order of arrival in the planetarium lobby.  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.
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