Quality Education in the Benedictine Tradition
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Saint Vincent College announces the Spring 2013 schedule for public planetarium shows at the Angelo J. Taiani Planetarium and Astronaut Exhibit in the Sis and Herman Dupré Science Pavilion. Each show starting at 11am lasts about an hour and begins with a tour of the season’s night time sky conducted by one of the faculty members in Astronomy from the College’s Department of Physics – Dr. John Smetanka or Dr. Dan Vanden Berk. Selected deep sky objects - star clusters, nebula, and galaxies - will be viewed along with simulated trips to planets and moons in our solar system. The show will end with a twenty-five minute theatrically produced full-dome immersive video. We will be having a second, half-hour show at 12:30pm “The Sky Over Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood” appropriate for ages 3-10 and all those older who remember Mr. Rogers and the Land of Make Believe. The audience will explore the sky with Mr. Rogers and the animated characters from the land of Make Believe.
Private shows can be scheduled for groups of 15-35 people, and we especially welcome scout groups working towards merit badges.
All shows are free of charge, however, reservations are requested.