Univ. of Wyoming Planetarium To Celebrate Women’s History Month
Historic female achievements in astronomy will be front and center in celebration of Women’s History Month at the University of Wyoming Harry C. Vaughan Planetarium during March.
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To get tickets or receive more information about programs, email firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a voicemail and a call-back phone number at (307) 766-6506.
Tickets are $5 for the public and $3 for students, senior citizens, veterans, first responders, and those under 18. Seating is free for children under 5.
A film and a live talk for audiences will be featured each week. All programs are approximately an hour in length.
The March schedule is as follows:
- Friday, March 4, 7 pm: “Astronomical Women.” This program will discuss the history and discoveries of renowned female astronomers, scientists, and engineers.
- Saturday, March 5, 2 pm: “Two Small Pieces of Glass,” a full-dome movie. Viewers will learn the history of the telescope, from Galileo’s modifications to a child’s spyglass to the launch of the NASA/European Space Agency Hubble Space Telescope and the future of astronomy.
- Saturday, March 5, 7 pm: “Liquid Sky: EDM,” a music-based light show. The program will feature music from artists such as Avicii, Kygo, The Chainsmokers, and R3HAB in 5.1 surround sound.
- Tuesday, March 8, and Tuesday, March 22, 7 pm: “Wyoming Skies.” The program provides an exploration of the stars, constellations, planets, meteor showers, and other celestial phenomena visible from Wyoming for the season.
- Friday, March 11, 7 pm: “Asteroids, Meteors and Comets.” This program will examine how these types of objects have major impacts on the world around us.
- Saturday, March 12, 2 p.m.: “Dawn of the Space Age,” a full-dome movie. This film presents a historic reconstruction of man’s first steps into space.
- March 13-20: closed for spring break.
- Friday, March 25, 7 pm: “Yellowstone to Enceladus.” This program will discuss Yellowstone National Park’s displays of volcanic power and a similar power that lies beneath the surface of Enceladus, an icy moon of Saturn.
- Saturday, March 26, 2 pm: “The Sun, Our Living Star,” a full-dome movie. Viewers will discover the secrets of the sun and experience never-before-seen images of its violent surface in immersive full-dome format.
- Saturday, March 26, 7 p.m.: “Liquid Sky: Women Who Rock,” a music-based light show. The program will feature music from artists such as Cyndi Lauper, The Cranberries, Florence and the Machine, Mitski, and Japanese Breakfast in 5.1 surround sound.