Planetarium announces spring schedule

Eight unique planetarium shows will be offered this spring at Henderson State University.

From stargazing and black holes, to the great space race and Hubble Vision, guests will learn about the solar system on the planetarium’s 360-degree panoramic screen. Numerous projectors are used to display video and slides, which are combined with a modern sound system.

Each planetarium show provides a tour of the night’s sky, visiting beautiful planets, nebulae, and galaxies. Before the shows begin, a guide will point out the fascinating objects that can be seen that night with the naked eye, binoculars, or a telescope.

The schedule includes:

  • The Great Space Race (40 min), Jan. 23, 7 p.m.

  • Supervolcanoes (24 min), Feb. 13, 7 p.m.

  • Black Holes (24 min), Feb. 16, 2:30 p.m.

  • Firefall (27 min), Feb. 27, 7 p.m.

  • 3000 Years of Stargazing (34 min), March 12, 7 p.m.

  • Universe (22 min), March 15, 2:30 p.m.

  • Hubble Vision 2 (30 min) April 9, 2:30 p.m.

  • Exoplanets (30 min), April 24, 7 p.m.

    The shows are open to the public. Admission is $3 per person, or $1 with a student ID. Extreme darkness is important to the effects of the shows, therefore late arrivals will not be admitted. For more information, call 870-230-5162.