Rowan Planetarium Hosts Saturn Program

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Rowan University will hold the public astronomy program "Ring World" on Friday and Saturday, December 10 and 11 and December 17 and 18 and from January 14 to March 18 at 7 p.m. in the Fredric and Jean

Rowan University will hold the public astronomy program "Ring World" on Friday and Saturday, December 10 and 11 and December 17 and 18 and from January 14 to March 18 at 7 p.m. in the Fredric and Jean Edelman Planetarium in Science Hall.

?Ring World? is a multimedia planetarium show that portrays the NASA Cassini/Huygens mission to Saturn now taking place. A short presentation of the current night sky is included in each performance, which runs about an hour. After the planetarium show on clear Friday nights, the audience will be invited to the rooftop observatory for a stargazing session with the telescope. On Saturday nights, a separate laser light show also will be presented in the planetarium theater at 8:30 p.m.

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.

Admission fees for ?Ring World? and for the laser show each are $5 for adults and $3 for children under 13, seniors over 60, and Rowan students. The staff does not recommend bringing very young children into the planetarium theater.

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 recorded show information, call 256-5460. To speak with the planetarium staff, call 256-4389.

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