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February is Rocket Month at CPS Planetarium

February is Rocket Month at CPS Planetarium. 
 
Columbia Public Schools Planetarium is changing its schedule in February, opening on the first Saturday of the month instead of the second. On Saturday, February 7, visitors to the planetarium can climb aboard a cardboard rocket and take a ride through the solar system. Before and after the show, guests will get a chance to learn about real rockets from people who build and fly them. Doors and exhibits will open at 1:30 p.m.
 
"Secret of the Cardboard Rocket" will be showing in the dome at 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. This 30-minute show takes visitors on a tour of the planets in our solar system. A 10- to 15-minute star tour will follow each presentation. "Secret of the Cardboard Rocket" is designed for general audiences.
 
In the hallways outside the dome, there will be rocket displays, hands-on exhibits, and free handouts for people to explore. Members of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics group from MU's Department of Engineering will be available to answer questions about rockets, from what they're made of to how to they work.
 
Public planetarium shows are free, but donations of $2.00 per person are welcome. To reserve a seat for a show, visit the CPS Planetarium Web site.
 
Show schedule for Saturday, February 7, 2015:
1:30 p.m. - Doors and exhibits open
2:00 p.m. - "Secret of the Cardboard Rocket"
3:00 p.m. - "Secret of the Cardboard Rocket"
 
CPS Planetarium is located within Rock Bridge High School at 4303 S. Providence Road in Columbia. School groups and private groups can reserve a weekday show by phone at (573) 214-3148 or via email