Mt. SAC Planetarium Kick Offs New Season of Programs
WALNUT, Calif., Aug. 28, 2013–––
San Antonio College Randall Planetarium begins a new season of programs
on the stars and planets with evening and afternoon showings for adults
and children starting in September.
Secret of the Cardboard Rocket,
a special program for children, will be presented on Friday, Sept. 6, at
4 p.m. In this program, two children are on the adventure of a lifetime
when they build a rocket out of cardboard and go on an exciting journey
through the solar system using nothing but an astronomy book, their own
imaginations, and the magic of the cardboard rocket.
Star Tales, a show on the stars,
constellations, and planets, will run Friday, Sept. 6, at 6 and 7:30 p.m.
Learn the stories behind the heavenly bodies and find out how to view them
from your own backyard.
a program on what it takes to be an astronaut, will be presented on Saturday,
Sept. 7, at 6 and 7:30 p.m. The exploration of space is the greatest endeavor
that humankind has ever undertaken. Discover the perils that lurk in space
as we subject “Chad,” our test astronaut, to everything that space has
to throw at him.
One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure,
a special program for preschoolers, will be presented on Friday, Sept.
20, at 4 p.m. In this program, Sesame Street’s Big Bird, Elmo and
their friend from China, Hu Hu Zhu, take viewers on a journey of discovery
to learn about the Big Dipper, the North Star, the sun, and the moon.
Two Small Pieces of Glass: The Amazing
Telescope , a program on the worlds uncovered by the telescope, will
be presented Friday, Sept. 20, at 6 and 7:30 p.m. Mysterious moons, icy
rings and distant galaxies were all unknown before the invention of the
telescope. Two Small Pieces of Glass is a full dome digital planetarium
show where you’ll visit a local star party and discover the cosmos through
Awesome Light: Discoveries from the
Telescopes of Maunakea, a program on recent telescope discoveries,
will be shown Saturday, Sept. 21, at 6 and 7:30 p.m. Find out what discoveries
can be made with telescopes by experiencing the observatories in Maunakea,
Hawaii. Chase asteroids with NASA’s Infrared Telescope, watch supernovae
through the giant 2.2-meter optical telescope, and share stories with the
astronomers of tomorrow.
Tickets are $6 for general admission,
$4 for students, seniors, and children 6-13, and $1 for children 5 and
For tickets, call the Mt. SAC Performing
Arts Box Office at (909) 468-4050. Tickets are also available online at
and at the door before each program.