Planetarium announces fall schedule

Eight unique planetarium shows will be offered this fall at Henderson State University.

From a cosmic journey and black holes, to the great space race and the seasons of light, guests will learn about the solar system 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.

Each planetarium show provides a tour of the night’s sky, visiting beautiful planets, nebulae, and galaxies. Before the shows begin, a guide will point out the fascinating objects that can be seen that night with the naked eye, binoculars, or a telescope.

The schedule includes:

  • Firefall (27 min), Sept. 15, 2:30 p.m.

  • Universe (22 min), Sept. 19, 7 p.m.

  • Black Holes (24 min), Oct. 3, 7 p.m.

  • Stars of the Pharaohs (36 min), Oct. 6, 2:30 p.m.

  • Cosmic Journey (40 min), Oct. 17, 7 p.m.

  • Saturn Jewel of the Heavens (36 min) Nov. 3, 2:30 p.m.

  • The Great Space Race (40 min), Nov. 7, 7 p.m.

  • Seasons of Light (35 min), Nov. 21 and Dec. 3, 7 p.m.

    The shows are open to the public. Admission is $3 per person, or $1 with a student ID. Extreme darkness is important to the effects of the shows, therefore late arrivals will not be admitted. For more information, call 870-230-5162.