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The Real Universe in Real Time – Planetarium Show
March 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
One event on March 16, 2019 at 7:30 pm
One event on March 16, 2019 at 9:30 pm
One event on April 13, 2019 at 9:30 pm
One event on April 13, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Come to the Charles W. Brown Planetarium and watch as Ball State University astronomers and their students obtain deep-sky images with extremely light-sensitive cameras on telescopes located at dark sites in Arizona, South America and the Canary Islands. These telescopes span 7 time zones and give access to the Southern Hemisphere sky that is not visible from Indiana. BSU is part of the Southeastern Association for Research in Astronomy (SARA) that operates these research instruments through the Internet. You will see star clusters, nebulae and galaxies in real time and reach distances of millions of light years! The planetarium star projector will show you where these objects are located in the night sky – even the sky as seen in Chile or the Canary Islands. Join us for this is truly unique event. This may be the first time a live-sky event of this scale has been done by any planetarium anywhere!
· Planetarium shows are free of charge. We appreciate your support to make this possible.
· No tickets or reservations are required for public planetarium shows, but plan to arrive early as seating is done on a first-come, first-served basis. We do our best to open doors 30 minutes before show time.
· Food, drinks, gum or candy are not permitted in the planetarium.
· Children 17 years and under should be accompanied by an adult.
· Cellphones and any electronics that emit light must be turned off at the start of all programs. Please refrain from wearing light-up shoes to any planetarium programs.
· Please do not touch any of the planetarium equipment.
· The planetarium is located on the west end of the Cooper Science Complex, at 2000 W. Riverside Ave., Muncie.