Free Shows at Planetarium
Two free public Valley City State University Planetarium shows will be held Saturday at 1 and 1:30 p.m. in Room 309 of the Rhoades Science Center.
The first show is a 30-minute program called Finding Polaris I that introduces the audience to ancient Greek and Roman mythology told from a stars' point of view.
The second show is Finding Polaris II, a sequel to the 2004 show where a student gets a personal guided tour of the night sky by none other than Polaris--the North Star--himself. This time he's visiting with some of his friends that are the major stars of the springtime sky: Arcturus, Spica, Regulus, Capella, and Thuban.
Planetarium director Wes Anderson said, "Kids of all ages will get a kick out of this 30-minute show and learn something along the way."
There is no charge for the shows, but donations are welcome. An elevator is available in the science building at the west door.
Anderson said, "This is our first Public show since December 2012."