Angelo State University’s Global Immersion Center (GIC), formerly the Planetarium, will present two full-dome public shows during its fall 2014 schedule beginning this Thursday, Sept. 4, in the Vincent Nursing-Physical Science Building, 2333 Vanderventer St.
Each Thursday from Sept. 4 to Nov. 20, “Earthquake: Evidence of a Restless Planet” will run at 7 p.m. and “Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity” will run at 8 p.m.  All the shows are open to the public and there is no admission charge for “Earthquake.” Admission prices for “Black Holes” are $3 for adults and $2 for children, active military and senior citizens. ASU students, faculty and staff are admitted free to both shows.

The GIC is reopening this fall after an upgrade to computers and software was completed this summer. The upgrade was made possible by a grant from the Archer Foundation.

“Earthquake” explores the forces that transform the surface of our planet. After a stunning flight over the San Andreas Fault, audiences will travel back in time to experience San Francisco’s infamous 1906 earthquake. Data-driven visualizations illustrate Earth’s story, revealing how subtle motions and sudden ruptures have shaped our planet over eons – and how geological activity influences the course of human history. Finally, viewers will see how scientists and engineers help society prepare for a safer future. The show is sponsored by ASU’s Hispanic Serving Institution-Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (HSI-STEM) grant, and there is no admission charge for anyone.

“Black Holes” is a cutting-edge production featuring high-resolution visualizations of cosmic phenomena, working with data generated by computer simulations to bring the current science of black holes to the dome screen. This show is sponsored by Concho Educators Federal Credit Union.

For more information, call the GIC at 325-942-2136 or go online to www.angelo.edu/dept/physics/planetarium.php. A recording of the show schedule is also available by calling 325-942-2188.