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April shows at the Boyertown Planetarium


By From the Boyertown Planetarium

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Who’s Out There? and Viewing the Lunar Eclipse programs to be held this month.

We look into the vast cosmos and we wonder…are we alone? Now that we are discovering “Earth-like” worlds around other stars, this question takes on a whole new meaning. We explore the possibilities with our program Who’s Out There to be presented at the Boyertown Planetarium on Monday, April 7, at 7 p.m. Journey with us as we travel to nearby Mars, an ocean moon of Jupiter, and a moon that resembles a primordial Earth as we search for life. We will extend our search for humanoid life to other worlds we’ve discovered in space and take a look at the spacecraft that could very well give us the answers.

The Full Moon will pass through the shadow of the Earth providing spectators with a beautiful lunar eclipse. Stop by the Boyertown Planetarium for our star program, Viewing the Lunar Eclipse on Monday, April 14, at 7 p.m. The program talks about why eclipses occur, but also gives the particulars of the upcoming eclipse. Observations can be made with the unaided eye, binoculars, telescopes or a camera and all of these methods will be covered. Make the most of your viewing time of this special cosmic event at the Boyertown Planetarium.

The planetarium is located in the back of the building at the Junior High East Center on route 73. For more information and admission costs, please call director Peter Detterline at 610-473-3906.