FLORENCE, S.C. – The Dooley Planetarium on the campus of Francis Marion University will present a program titled “Hubble and Deep Space,” Sunday, May 29.
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.
Edwin Hubble was an astronomer who helped redefine the universe and our place in it. This program will examine who he was, what he did, and how America honored him with the Hubble Space Telescope. The future of the Hubble Space Telescope will also be discussed.
Since its opening in 1978, the planetarium has regularly shown public programs on the second and fourth Sundays of each month. A program titled “The Evening Sky” will be shown June 12. There will be no program shown on June 26.
For additional information about the planetarium, call planetarium director Jeannette M. Myers at 843-661-1441, or visit its website at http://astro.fmarion.edu/planet/