‘Two Small Pieces of Glass’ to premiere at Hollidaysburg Planetarium
HOLLIDAYSBURG — The new fulldome planetarium show “Two Small Pieces of Glass: The Amazing Telescope” is set to premiere at 8 p.m. April 18 at the Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School Planetarium.
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“Two Small Pieces of Glass” shows how telescopes work and how astronomers have used them to scrutinize the structures within the cosmos.
Complemented with spectacular imagery of Saturn’s rings, beautiful stellar nurseries and the spiral structure of galaxies, “Two Small Pieces of Glass” shares the way telescope development has helped humans understand their place in space.
The 6 p.m. show will be the ongoing fulldome show about comets and meteorites striking the Earth called “Incoming.” This is a visually striking program that the planetarium will only be showing over the next few months.
The 7 p.m. show will be the live show titled “Understanding the Zodiac Constellations” presented by Fred Marschak. This show explains the origins of the Zodiac Constellations, why they are not aligned with current astrology and how our sky changes them over longer periods of time.
At 8 p.m. “Two Small Pieces of Glass: The Amazing Telescope” will premiere as a fulldome movie. This program also includes some current evening sky and some actual examples of the various types of telescopes.
For further information about each show go to astroprof.com for details. You may also call the planetarium at 693-3975 and leave a message. Calls are returned as time permits.