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CPS Planetarium February public shows (Posted 01/29/16)
On Saturday, February 6, at CPS Planetarium, young children will learn about the wonders of the night sky, while older visitors will see how the invention and evolution of the telescope continues to reveal the beauties of the night.
At 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 6, the planetarium show will be Night Sky Wonders (for ages 3-7). With special lighting to ease the transition from daylight to darkness, this live presentation lets children connect the stars to make constellations, take an imaginary rocket ride through the solar system, and study the distant stars, clusters, and gas clouds in our galaxy--all while seated comfortably in the dome.
The 3:15 p.m. show is Two Small Pieces of Glass and Losing the Dark (for ages 10 and up). Two Small Pieces of Glass discusses the creation and history of the telescope, while Losing the Dark discusses light pollution, its causes and effects, and how we can make a difference in the fight to save our dark skies.
A tour of the night sky is included with every show.
Saturday, February 6Doors open at 1:30 p.m.2:00 p.m. - Night Sky Wonders (for ages 3-7)3:15 p.m. - Two Small Pieces of Glass and Losing the Dark (for ages 10 and up)
Planetarium shows are free, although donations of $2 per person are encouraged. To reserve a seat for a specific show, please visit the Planetarium's website. During inclement weather, please check our website for cancellations.
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 (except February, when it is the first Saturday of the month). During the school year, groups can reserve a weekday show by phone, (573) 214-3148, or via email.