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SFA planetarium to offer new shows

March 15, 2019 - University Marketing Communications

NACOGDOCHES, Texas - Stephen F. Austin State University's planetarium in the Cole STEM Building will premiere two new shows Saturday, March 30, offering exciting, educational experiences for viewers of all ages.

The planetarium has public shows every Saturday with group shows available throughout the week upon reservation.

"Earth, Moon & Sun," geared toward children ages 7 to 13 but open to all ages, will be presented at 3 p.m. Tickets are $3.

"This is a delightful, fast-paced and humorous full-dome show that tackles many of the most baffling concepts associated with the Earth-moon-sun system, including eclipses, lunar phases, the seasonal changing of constellations and the physical nature of the sun and moon," said Ed Michaels, planetarium director.

"Supervolcanoes" will be presented at 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. and examines past cataclysmic eruptions on Earth in addition to the volcanic activity on other planets and moons throughout the solar system.

Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children, students, and faculty and staff with ID and will be available for purchase at the box office 30 minutes before each show. The shows will be offered through May 11, closing April 18 through 20 for Easter.

For more information or to view the schedule or make a reservation, visit planetarium.sfasu.edu.