Zacheis Planetarium presents "Deep Space"

(10-07-2010)

The Adams State College Zacheis Planetarium presentation "Deep Space", begins at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23. The presentation builds around photographs of objects such as nebula, star clusters, and galaxies. These magnificent objects, many times larger than our sun and solar system, tell us about the way stars and galaxies evolve over time. The presentation will discuss our understanding of these deep space objects and what they mean to us.

Following the presentation, weather permitting, we will use telescopes to view some of these objects. If you want to attend the telescope session, please dress warmly as it is getting colder at night.

The planetarium will open at 6:30 p.m. It is necessary for the planetarium doors to be locked during the show so please be early if you wish to attend the presentation. The presentation and viewing are free and open to the public.

The planetarium presentation and telescope viewing complete a day of family oriented science activities. Science Saturday begins at 9:00 a.m. with a workshop, geared towards younger people, on trebuchets. During this free, three-hour workshop, young people learn about simple machines. The workshop concludes, weather permitting, with hurling small objects with trebuchets. Later, at 1:00 p.m., a beginning workshop on solar energy is offered. This workshop is suitable for older people and will involve some mathematics. If attending, please bring a calculator. Both free workshops are in the Science Activity Center on the north side of the Community Partnership Building on the southwest corner of the Adams State College campus. No reservations are required.

For further information on these free public events, please contact Dr. Randy Emmons, emeritus professor of physics, at