Rowan planetarium unveils its universe

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Have you ever wondered why comets look so beautiful? Do you have a child in college looking for an interesting way to earn science credits? Have you ever just gone outside to admire the night sky?

Have you ever wondered why comets look so beautiful? Do you have a child in college looking for an interesting way to earn science credits? Have you ever just gone outside to admire the night sky?

If so, you might find some help at your local university. Astronomy is an active science, and the center for all that activity in South Jersey is Rowan University. In the current public show at the Edelman Planetarium, "The Rowan Universe," you'll go out into the cosmos to see the wonders that Rowan's astronomers have been investigating. You will take a brief tour of the solar system, as local elementary schools do every week at the planetarium. And you'll see why Rowan's astronomy classes are some of the most popular on campus.

"The Rowan Universe" is open to the public, and is suitable for ages eight and up. Show times are Saturday nights at 7 p.m. through November 22. The planetarium is located in the Science Hall on the north side of the main Rowan campus.

Also showing on Saturday nights at 8:30 p.m. is the classic laser light show "Laser Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon."

Admission fees are $5 for adults, $3 for children under 13, $3 for seniors older than 60 and $3 for Rowan students with ID. Tickets for either show can be purchased starting at 6:45 p.m. in the lobby of Science Hall. More information about the Edelman Planetarium can be found at www.rowan.edu/planetarium.

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