The planetarium at Henderson State University’s Reynolds Science Center has scheduled three public shows this fall. From the Magellan Venus radar-mapping mission to a simulated flight to a black hole, visitors will learn about the planets on the planetarium’s 360-degree panoramic screen. Numerous projectors are used to display video and slides, which are combined with a modern sound system.
The following shows are scheduled:
Black Holes – The Other Side of Infinity (24 minutes)
Sept. 12, 19 and 26 at 7 p.m.
Be dazzled by the visualizations of the formation of the early universe, star birth – and death, the collision of giant galaxies, and a simulated flight to a super-massive black hole lurking at the center of our own Milky Way galaxy.
Magellan – Report from Venus (35 minutes)
Oct. 10 and 17 at 7 p.m.
Developed with JPL and NASA, this show details the Magellan radar-mapping mission to Venus and features computer-simulated flyovers of the Venusian surface.
Mars Quest (41 minutes)
Nov. 7, 14 and 21 at 7 p.m.
Mars Quest was developed in conjunction with research scientists involved with NASA’s current and future Mars missions. This show discusses the Mars of the past, what we know of Mars now, and what we hope to be the Mars of the future.
The shows are open to the public. There is an admission charge of $3 per person, or $1 with student ID. Extreme darkness is important to the effects of the shows, therefore, late arrivals will not be admitted. For more information, please contact Jim Duke, planetarium manager, at (870) 230-5006 or email@example.com.