Our next Astronomy Night is this Thursday, November 1st 2018.
Tickets for the planetarium shows will be available tonight at 8:00PM at our website: https://www.newpaltz.edu/planetarium/shows.html
We have 2 different shows this week, both being presented by students: Presenting the 7:30pm show we have Alana Lake (Early Education major), and the 8:30pm show will be presented by Kristina Fiakos (Industrial/Organizational Psychology major and board member of the “Cosmic Club”).
“My show will be about exploring the Western sky along with learning about some Asian culture and mythology. We will be learning about popular constellations that we can easily see. At the end I will present research on the possibility of finding a moon outside of our own Solar System.”
“In the 8:30 show, we will hear stories of the Greek mythology behind some of the constellations that can be viewed in tonight’s sky. These include Orion, Cepheus, Andromeda, and more. Throughout the show, we will be taking a closer look at some deep space objects which include nebulae, galaxies, and planets. We will conclude the night with a discussion about a new body recently discovered within our Solar System.”
The first planetarium show will start at 7:30PM in the John R. Kirk Planetarium located in the Coykendall Science Building. The second planetarium show will start at 8:30PM (please see the start time printed on your ticket). Latecomers cannot be seated due to the darkened environment inside the Planetarium, so please arrive on time. Tickets presented after the start time listed on them are void.
The Smolen Observatory will be open for viewing if the sky is clear from 8:30 – 10:30PM. As always you can call the observatory phone number at (845)[masked] to check the weather status.
For more information and directions see our websites at http://www.newpaltz.edu/observatory/ and http://www.newpaltz.edu/planetarium/