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ASU Planetarium Releases Fall Schedule

August 29, 2012

Angelo State University’s Global Immersion Center (GIC), formerly the Planetarium, will present three full-dome public astronomy shows during its fall 2012 schedule beginning Thursday, Sept. 6, in the Vincent Nursing-Physical Science Building, 2333 Vanderventer St.

Each Thursday from Sept. 6-Nov. 15, “Tales of the Maya Skies” will run at 7 p.m., “2012: The End of the World? Not!” will run at 8 p.m. and “Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity” will run at 9 p.m.  All the shows are open to the public with admission prices of $3 for adults and $2 for children, active military and senior citizens.  ASU students, faculty and staff are admitted free. 

“Tales of the Maya Skies” immerses the audience in Mayan astronomy, art and culture through full-dome visuals.  It inspires and educates through its description of the Maya’s accurate astronomical achievements, including the famous Mayan calendar and how astronomy connected them to the universe. 

“2012: The End of the World? Not!” delves into the question of whether thousands of years ago the Mayans predicted Dec. 21, 2012, as the end of the world.  It helps audiences sort out the science from the hype as it explores some of the many Internet rumors surrounding the coming of the 2012 winter solstice. 

Sponsored  by Concho Educators Federal Credit Union, “Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity” is a cutting-edge production featuring high-resolution visualizations of cosmic phenomena, and works with data generated by computer simulations to bring the current science of black holes to the full-dome screen. 

For more information, call the GIC at 325-942-2136 or go online to www.angelo.edu/dept/physics/planetarium.php.  A recording of the show schedule is also available by calling 325-942-2188.

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