Rowan Planetarium Hosts Public Programs

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Rowan University will hold public astronomy programs starting Friday, October 22, in the Fredric and Jean Edelman Planetarium in Science Hall. The planetarium is a focal point of the new Science Ha
Rowan University will hold public astronomy programs starting Friday, October 22, in the Fredric and Jean Edelman Planetarium in Science Hall.

The planetarium is a focal point of the new Science Hall on the Glassboro campus, and it has been designed to serve both the University community and the community at large. The goal of the planetarium is to provide educationally sound and entertaining programs that educate the members of the Rowan community, kindergarten through 12th grade students in the region, and the general public while advancing the understanding of the universe and serving as a public resource for astronomical information.

The programs will include Oasis In Space (25 minutes). The show, narrated by Rowan astronomy Professor Dr. David Klassen, takes viewers on a journey through the solar system and beyond in search of water and water worlds like Earth. This is an exciting time, when astronomers are finding ever-increasing evidence of water in outer space and with it the promise of extra-terrestrial life. The show incorporates the latest results in astronomical research and exploration, including data from recent inter-planetary robotic explorers and the new generation of powerful space-based telescopes. Oasis in Space is the result of a collaboration between Spitz Inc., Laser Fantasy International, and Rowan University and has been designed to highlight the whole spectrum of projection equipment in Edelman Planetarium.

The program also will include a presentation of the current night sky using the Spitz 1024 Star Projector.

Rowan will host Oasis in Space on Fridays and Saturdays starting at 7 p.m. Admission is $5, adults; $3, children (3-13 years old), seniors (60+), and adults with a Rowan ID.

Science Hall is central on the Rowan campus, located on the north side of Rt. 322. For a campus map, visit http://www.rowan.edu/map. For more information, call (856) 256-4389.

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