UM to Host Fall Planetarium Shows

September 09, 2015

MISSOULA – The University of Montana Department of Physics and Astronomy invites the public to its fall planetarium shows in the Payne Family Native American Center Star Gazing Room. The 50-minute shows will be offered at 6:30 and 8 p.m. two Fridays each month throughout September, October and November, and once in December.

The following dates will feature fall planetarium shows: Sept. 11, Sept. 25, Oct. 9, Oct. 23 (8 p.m. showing only), Nov. 6, Nov. 20 and Dec. 4.

Tickets cost $6 for adults and $4 for children ages 12 and younger. Tickets are limited and must be purchased ahead of time at online at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/star-gazing-room-fall-planetarium-show-tickets-18418210363?ref=ebtnebtckt.

Each program will take attendees on a tour of the current night skies of Missoula, pointing out noteworthy objects, constellations, planets or upcoming events visible in the night sky. The show then will shift to an engaging topic, or set of topics, chosen by that evening’s presenter. 

The maximum capacity for public shows is 25 people. Events may sell out quickly. Attendees should plan to be present 10 minutes before the beginning of the show, as the planetarium entrance will be locked after the show begins.

For more information about the fall showings or about booking a group event, visit http://cas.umt.edu/physics/Outreach/default.php.

Contact: Mark Reiser, UM Department of Physics and Astronomy outreach coordinator, 406-243-2074, mark.reiser@umontana.edu.