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STEM Expo and CPS Planetarium shows

Come celebrate science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) at Columbia's STEM Expo at Rock Bridge High School on Saturday, November 8, from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m.
 
Columbia Public Schools' science department is teaming up with organizations from around the state to bring in interactive displays and booths highlighting topics ranging from volcanoes, earthquakes, rockets, and dinosaurs to robotics, 3-D modeling, computer programming, astronomy, and much more.
 
As a part of Columbia's STEM Expo, CPS Planetarium will be showing Forces of Nature, a program produced by National Geographic that focuses on Earth as a constantly changing planet. During the show, visitors will witness the power and destruction of explosive volcanoes, ground-buckling earthquakes, and deadly tornadoes as the camera follows scientists risking their lives exploring the origins and behaviors of these natural disasters. Forces of Nature is recommended for ages 10 and older.
 
Planetarium show times on November 8 will be 12:15, 1:15 and 2:15 p.m.
 
Columbia's STEM Expo is free and open to the public. Exhibits and displays will be geared toward grades 3-8, although all children are welcome. No reservations are required for this event. Free tickets for planetarium shows will be handed out on a first-come, first-served basis at the door.
 
CPS Planetarium is located within Rock Bridge High School at 4303 S. Providence Road in Columbia. The planetarium is open for public shows on the second Saturday of each month. School groups and private groups can reserve a weekday show by phone at (573) 214-3148 or via email