The Adams State Observatory and Planetarium offer free programming


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The Adams State University Observatory will host a free Moon Viewing from 7:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, in recognition of International Observe the Moon Night.

The Zacheis Planetarium continues to show free movies. The fall 2015 schedule includes double features every Thursday night and Friday afternoon.

Thursday movies will start at 7 p.m. and at 7:45 p.m. Friday movies will begin at 4:30 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. There will be a break between movies to allow visitors to go in and out of the theater.

All shows are free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open 15 minutes before the first showing. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Thursday Schedule:

7 p.m. movie listed first; 7:45 p.m. movie listed second for each date:

September 17
Dream to Fly; Saturn: Jewel of the Heavens
September 24
Live Astronomy Program (for both shows)
October 1
Escher's Universe; Supervolcanoes
October 15
Exploding Universe; The Body Code
October 22
Stars of the Pharaohs; Ultimate Universe
October 29
Live Astronomy Program (for both shows)

Friday Schedule:

4:30 p.m. movie listed first; 5:15 p.m. movie listed second for each date:

September 18
Dynamic Earth; Solar Superstorms
September 25
Earthquake; Fractal Explorations
October 2
Experience the Aurora; Tales of the Maya Skies
October 16
Extreme Planets; Two Small Pieces of Glass
October 23
Hubble Vision 2; Undiscovered Worlds
October 30
Into the Deep; Astronaut 2012

For more a complete schedule, through December 18, and movie descriptions, visit Zacheis Planetarium.