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ASU Planetarium Releases Winter Schedule

January 16, 2013

Angelo State University’s Global Immersion Center (GIC), formerly the Planetarium, will present three full-dome public astronomy shows during its winter 2013 schedule beginning Thursday, Jan. 24, in the Vincent Nursing-Physical Science Building, 2333 Vanderventer St.

Each Thursday from Jan. 24 to March 7, “Stars of the Pharaohs” will run at 7 p.m., “Cosmic Journey: A Solar System Adventure” will run at 8 p.m. and “Secrets of the Sun” 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.

Sponsored by Concho Educators Federal Credit Union, “Stars of the Pharaohs” takes audiences on a virtual trip to ancient Egypt to see how science was used to tell time, make a workable calendar and align huge buildings.  Viewers will learn about the connection the ancient Egyptians felt with the stars and various astronomical phenomena, and experience some of the most spectacular temples and tombs of the ancient world recreated in their entire original splendor.

Volcanoes that tower 80,000 feet above a barren surface, monstrous hurricanes that rage for 400 years and multicolored rings that sit suspended in air are just a few of the features in “Cosmic Journey: A Solar System Adventure.”  Audiences will take a virtual tour through the Earth’s solar system faster than the speed of light, taking in the wonders of the planets and their moons along the way.          

Sponsored by Concho Educators Federal Credit Union, “Secrets of the Sun” gives viewers a close look at the role the sun plays in the life of our solar system.  From the nuclear forces churning at the heart of the sun to the mass ejections of solar material into surrounding space, audiences will experience the power of the sun and its impact on the planets and, ultimately, life on Earth.  “Secrets of the Sun” traces the life cycle of the sun itself, going back to its beginnings and moving forward in time to its eventual death.

For more information, call the GIC at 325-942-2136 or go online to  A recording of the show schedule is also available by calling 325-942-2188.


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