Free programming scheduled at Adams State Zacheis Planetarium for May and June


The Adams State University Zacheis Planetarium will continue to present free shows in May and June. This Friday, May 10, the planetarium will show "Life: A Cosmic Story" at 3:45 p.m. and "Into the Deep" at 4:30 p.m. Doors open at 3:30 p.m.

The following programs are free and open to the public. Tickets are required due to limited seating and will be available at the planetarium when the doors open a half an hour before the first showing.

Tuesdays Schedule:

  • May 21: "Oasis in Space" at 5:30 p.m. and "Natural Selection" at 6:15 p.m.;
  • June 4: "Robot Explorers" at 5:30 p.m. and "Into the Deep" at 6:15 p.m.;
  • June 18: "Dynamic Earth" at 5:30 p.m. and "Black Holes" at 6:15 p.m

Free Friday Movie Series Schedule, movie is shown at 3:45 and again at 4:30:

  • May 17: "Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity;"
  • May 24: "Dynamic Earth: Exploring Earth's Climate Engine;"
  • May 31: "Natural Selection;" June 7 – "Oasis in Space;"
  • June 7:   "Oasis in Space;"
  • June 14: "Tales of the Maya Skies;"
  • June 21: "Two Small Pieces of Glass."

Movie descriptions may be found on the planetarium's website click the "Movie Library" link.

According to Dr. Robert Astalos, Zacheis Planetarium director, the planetarium will close the last week of June. During the closure, computers will be upgraded and new software, "The Layered Earth" (TLE), will be installed. TLE will allow the planetarium to show a globe on the dome with a variety of geological data displayed graphically on it. "It will also allow us to zoom in on any part of Earth to examine geological structures at a very high resolution," Astalos said. "It is going to be a huge step forward in our ability to present earth science in the planetarium."