FMU Planetarium to show "Stars of Fall and Winter" program, Oct. 23
FLORENCE, S.C. – The Dooley Planetarium on the campus of Francis Marion University will present a program titled “"Stars of Fall and Winter," Sunday (Oct. 23).
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.
With the Autumnal Equinox having occurred in September, fall is in full swing. This program will discuss many of the stories of the constellations of the fall and winter months and highlight a few of the upcoming astronomical events, including the planet Mars, which will be making a large presence in the night sky.
Since its opening in 1978, the planetarium has regularly shown public programs on the second and fourth Sundays of each month. The program on Nov. 13 is titled “"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/