Family show playing Oct. 10 at Edelman Planetarium

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Rowan University’s Edelman Planetarium will offer a special star show for families with children ages 5 and older at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 10.

Rowan University’s Edelman Planetarium will offer a special star show for families with children ages 5 and older at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 10.

“The Little Star That Could” is that story of a newly born star who finds that he must search for some planets who can give him a name. He encounters other stars, including a groovy red star, an angry blue star, and a pair of beautiful stars named Goldie and Sapphire. He finds out a lot about stars, but none of his new friends can give him any help in his quest. Finally, the Milky Way tells him how to find some planets; his new worlds introduce themselves, and tell him what his name is. Most importantly, the Little Star discovers that sometimes being average can be very special.

The story is told with the aid of animations and professional character voices. Youngsters will learn a lot about stars and about the solar system in a way that will entertain and educate both them and their parents. “Little Star” is the first in a series of family shows planned for the second Sunday of each month (except December). This show is suitable for kindergarten through sixth grade students; children younger than five are not likely to enjoy and behave in the specialized planetarium environment.

This show is about 35 minutes long. If the first show is sold out, a second show will be presented immediately after the first one. Admission fees are $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and younger. The planetarium is located in the Science Hall on the main Rowan campus in Glassboro. More information about Edelman Planetarium is available at www.rowan.edu/planetarium/. The planetarium is the result of a generous gift from Ric and Jean Edelman.

 

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