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FMU Planetarium to show "The Star Next Door" program, Aug. 28

    FLORENCE, S.C. – The Dooley Planetarium on the campus of Francis Marion University will present a program titled “The Star Next Door,” Sunday (Aug. 28).

    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 sun – a star just like the ones we see in the night sky.   With a close-up look at the star nearest to us, the program will attempt to answer these burning questions: What exactly is a star and how are they made?

    Since its opening in 1978, the planetarium has regularly shown public programs on the second and fourth Sundays of each month.  The program on Sept. 11 is titled the “Universe of Dr. Einstein.”

    For additional information about the planetarium, call planetarium director Jeannette M. Myers at 843-661-1441, or visit its website at   

Last Published: February 23, 2007 9:10 AM
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