14 free planetarium shows planned in Potsdam
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 5:25 pm

POTSDAM -- SUNY Potsdam Geology Professor Emeritus Dr. Frank Revetta will offer 14 free planetarium shows this fall at SUNY Potsdam's Stowell Hall.

All are welcome to attend these free educational events.

Planetarium shows are held every Thursday afternoon at 4 p.m., in the college's planetarium, located in the basement of Stowell Hall. Each show lasts about 45 minutes, and guests of all ages are welcome.

Attendees are encouraged to arrive early, because once the show begins, the door is locked. Please note that no food or drink are allowed in the planetarium and, as darkness is required, cell phones cannot be used during the show. Free parking is available in Lot 6, near Kellas Hall.

The Fall 2017 planetarium show schedule is as follows:

• Sept. 7: "Circumpolar Constellations"

• Sept. 14: "North Star (Polaris)"

• Sept. 21: "Spring and Summer Constellations"

• Sept. 28: "Winter Constellations"

• Oct. 5: "Brightest Stars"

• Oct. 12: "Worldwide Constellations"

• Oct. 19: "How Astronomers Locate Stars"

• Oct. 26: "Solstices and Equinoxes"

• Nov. 2: "The Sun's Path"

• Nov. 9: "The Seasons"

• Nov. 16: "Constellations of the Zodiac"

• Nov. 30: "Using Big Dipper to Locate Constellations"

• Dec. 7: "The Sky This Week"

• Dec. 14: "Stories of Constellations"

For more information about the planetarium shows at SUNY Potsdam's Department of Geology, please contact Frank Revetta at 315-267-3441 or [email protected], or Roberta Greene at 315-267-2286 or [email protected].