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2004

FMU Planetarium to show "Yardsticks of the Universe," Nov. 14

    FLORENCE, S.C. – The Dooley Planetarium on the campus of Francis Marion University will present a program titled “Yardsticks of the Universe,” Sunday, Nov. 14.

    The program will begin at 3 p.m. and admission is free. The planetarium, located on the second floor of the Cauthen Educational Media Center, will open its doors at 2:30 p.m., and no admittance will be allowed once viewing begins.

    According to planetarium director Jeannette M. Myers, this program will discuss how astronomers are able to determine distances in space – how far away from us different objects are.  “We don’t have a tape measure long enough to reach the moon, let alone the sun, so how exactly do we come up with these measurements?” Myers said.

    Since its opening in 1978, the planetarium has regularly shown public programs on the second and fourth Sundays of each month.  The annual Christmas Star program will be presented Nov. 28, Dec. 12, and Dec. 19.

    For additional information about the planetarium, call Myers at 843-661-1441, or visit its website at http://astro.fmarion.edu/planet/

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Last Published: October 28, 2004 9:53 AM
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