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STEM Expo at the CPS Planetarium (Posted 11/04/14)

Come celebrate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) with the Columbia Public Schools Planetarium at the second annual Columbia STEM Expo under the dome and throughout the hallways of Rock Bridge High School on Saturday, November 14 (doors and exhibits open from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m.).
 
In the hallways of Rock Bridge High School, visitors will learn about volcanoes, earthquakes, fractals, computers, 3D printers, rockets, dinosaurs, how much they weigh on other planets, and much more. Displays and hands-on exhibits will be presented by Missouri Seismic Safety Commission; Missouri Geological Survey (Mo DNR); Hickman High School's Math Honor Society Mu Alpha Theta; Boy Scouts of America; Central Missouri Astronomical Association and University of Missouri Departments of Geological Sciences, Integrative Anatomy, Biochemistry, Engineering, Education, Advanced Nanostructures Research Group, and 3D Printing Club. 
 
In the dome, visitors can see one of two offerings--Forces of Nature, which focuses on the geology of the planet we live on; or Chronicles of a Journey to Earth, which explains why we have eclipses, seasons, moon phases, and more.
 
The Columbia STEM Expo and planetarium shows are free, but donations of $2 per person are welcome. To reserve a seat for one planetarium show, visit the CPS Planetarium Web site
 
Planetarium show schedule for Saturday, November 14:
 
12:15 - Forces of Nature (geology)
1:15 - Chronicles of a Journey to Earth (astronomy)
2:15 - Forces of Nature (geology)
3:15 - Chronicles of a Journey to Earth (astronomy)
 
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