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Wesleyan Announces Planetarium Shows for March and April

Buckhannon, WV—West Virginia Wesleyan College’s planetarium will feature three shows in March and April. The 40-seat planetarium is located on the second floor of the Christopher Hall of Science and features a Digitarium Zeta digital projector that is capable of full-dome videos.  

Each show begins at 8 p.m. and includes a tour of the evening sky and free sky charts. Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for students and senior citizens, and free for children under the age of 18 when accompanied by an adult.

The schedule is as follows:

March   7          The Cosmic Recipe:  Setting the Periodic Table

Discover how the Universe cooked up the elements such as the calcium in our teeth, the silicon in our smartphones, and even the carbon in our apple pies.

March 21          Cosmology

This show is an overview of the science of cosmology.  From the earliest theories about the size of the Universe to the big band theory, the audience will learn the details as to how our understanding has evolved over time.

April     4           Expedition Reef

This show turns from the skies to the seas to take an up-close part of our planet that many people have never experienced.  Discover how coral reefs grow, feed, reproduce, and support over 25% of all marine life on Earth. 

In addition to these shows, Wesleyan offers free planetarium shows for school and educational groups.  Corporate functions, civic groups, and other special showings can be arranged at a cost of $50.

To schedule a private planetarium showing, contact Dr. Tracey Delaney at delaney_t@wvwc.edu or 304-473-8330.

Wesleyan’s Digitarium Zeta digital projector was funded through a gift from the Naylor Family Trust via the Community Trust Foundation of Cumberland, MD.

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