FLORENCE, S.C. – The Dooley Planetarium on the campus of Francis Marion University will present a program titled “The Evening Sky,” Sunday, June 12.
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.
The summer sky is now brighter than ever and the night sky is dark for a shorter period of time. This program will discuss what can be seen in the summer sky from the Florence area and when the objects are visible.
Since its opening in 1978, the planetarium has regularly shown public programs on the second and fourth Sundays of each month. However, no program will be shown on June 26, and regular programs will resume on July 10 with “The Last Days of Earth.”
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/