FLORENCE, S.C. – The Dooley Planetarium on the campus of Francis Marion University will present a program titled “Last Days of Earth,” Sunday, July 10.
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.
This program will examine the cycle of life that applies to people, animals, plants, and stars. It will discuss what will happen when the sun moves out of adolescence and begins to age. Will the sun explode? Will the Earth still be here? Will we still be here? When will this all happen? These and additional questions will be answered by this show. However, the sun isn’t going to do anything major for at least 5 billion years.
Since its opening in 1978, the planetarium has regularly shown public programs on the second and fourth Sundays of each month. The program on July 24 will be “The Evening Sky.”
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/