Planetarium Program

posted Oct 30, 2017, 10:38 AM by Renee Hahn   [ updated Sep 4, 2018, 6:57 AM ]
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September and October Programs

The Christa McAuliffe Planetarium is offering four free public shows, two in September and two in October.

The Christa McAuliffe Planetarium and the Pueblo County Library District are joining together in September and October. The Rawlings Library in Pueblo and the Pueblo West Library in Pueblo West are hosting an Exhibition entitled “Discover Exoplanets: the Search for Alien Earths”.

In conjunction with the library exhibits, the Christa McAuliffe Planetarium will have four free public showings on September 11 and October 9 at 7:00 and 8:00 p.m. The feature will be “Cosmic Safari”, an exploration of what life might be like on planets outside our Solar System. A short subject on the Kepler space craft and the latest science developments will follow.

Reservations are required for these free shows. Email or call 719-549-7350 to reserve seats for these shows.

The library exhibits are sponsored by the National Center for Interactive Learning at the Space Science Institute, along with NASA’s Universe of Learning, Caltech/IPAC, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, and Sonoma State University. They feature video Kiosks, interactive stations, and panels detailing the search beyond the Solar System for “life as we know it” and will be on display at the libraries through October 18.

The Christa McAuliffe Planetarium is located at Centennial High School, 2525 Mountview Drive. Planetarium access is through the main doors on the west side of the building by the flag pole.