Astronomy Night is back! Our first show of the semester is this Thursday, February 7, 2019.
Tickets for the planetarium shows will be available tonight at 8:00PM at our website: https://www.newpaltz.edu/planetarium/shows.html
This week we will explore the winter night sky, chock-full of bright stars and iconic constellations. We will also take a close look at the mysterious Kuiper Belt object “Ultima Thule.” This space rock was recently visited by the New Horizons spacecraft after its rendezvous with Pluto. The odd shape and surface features of Ultima Thule pose interesting questions that help us learn about the formation of the Solar System 4.5 billion years ago.
The first planetarium show will start at 6:30PM in the John R. Kirk Planetarium located in the Coykendall Science Building. The second planetarium show will start at 7:30PM (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.
For more information and directions see our websites at http://www.newpaltz.edu/observatory/ and http://www.newpaltz.edu/planetarium/