Angelo State Planetarium’s Show Schedule
Angelo State University’s Global Immersion Center (GIC), formerly the Planetarium, will present two full-dome public astronomy shows during its winter 2015 schedule beginning Thursday, Jan. 29, in the Vincent Nursing-Physical Science Building, 2333 Vanderventer St.
Each Thursday from Jan. 29 through March 12, “Two Small Pieces of Glass” will run at 7 p.m. and “Natural Selection” will run at 8 p.m. All the shows are open to the public and there is no admission charge for “Natural Selection.” Admission prices for “Two Small Pieces of Glass” are $3 for adults and $2 for children, active military and senior citizens. ASU students, faculty and staff are admitted free to both shows.
In “Two Small Pieces of Glass,” audiences will learn how the telescope has helped us to understand our place in space and continue to expand our understanding of the universe. They will also be enlightened on the history of the telescope and the discoveries it has inspired, as well as learn how telescopes work and how the largest observatories in the world use them to explore the mysteries of the universe.
“Natural Selection” celebrates the 150th anniversary of the publication of “On the Origin of Species” and the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth. Audiences will join Darwin on his voyage on the HMS Beagle to the Galapagos Islands, where he was inspired to develop his later theory of transmutation by natural selection. From the comfort of Down House in Kent, Darwin himself will explain the mechanism of natural selection to the audience, and support it by showing many beautiful examples in nature. The show is sponsored by ASU’s Hispanic Serving Institution-Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (HSI-STEM) grant, so there is no admission charge.
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.