Eclipse Event (free):
When: Sunday, May 20, 2012, from 5-7 p.m. (maximum eclipse, 6:28-6:33 p.m.)
Where: MacLean Observatory on the Redfield Campus of the University of Nevada, Reno, 18600 Wedge Parkway in southwest Reno.
When: Sunday, May 20, 2012, viewing of the eclipse 5-7 p.m., dinner and lecture 7-8:30 p.m.
Where: MacLean Observatory on the Redfield Campus of the University of Nevada, Reno, 18600 Wedge Parkway in southwest Reno
Dean Regas, co-host of PBS Star Gazers and Astronomer for the Cincinnati Observatory Center; NASA's 2012 telescope flight project team Dan Ruby and Matt Oates. Special celebrity appearance by PBS' Sid the Science Kid.
A full-dome digital star show by Evans & Sutherland Digital Theater®Based on the popular book and website Bad Astronomy by author Phil Plait, this wacky-but-wise planetarium show entertains audiences of all ages with an inside look at out-of-this-world myths and misconceptions, including astrology, the moon hoax, UFOs and others. Discover for yourself that “the truth is out there!”
Make it a DOUBLE FEATURE and save 50 percent off admission to the show following your full-price admission!
Following Bad Astronomy:Coral Reef Adventure©
SkyDome 8/70™ large-format feature film is a production of MacGillivray Freeman Films®
Show Time: 7:00 pm
$7 adults, $5 children ages 3-12 and seniors 60 and over, FREE for Planetarium members
Follow the real-life expedition of ocean explorers and underwater filmmakers Howard and Michele Hall as they guide us to the islands and waters of the South Pacific, in this stunning documentary that will make you feel like you’re diving right alongside them! Narrated by actor Liam Neeson and featuring the songs of Crosby, Stills and Nash, the film offers dazzling seascapes of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, the ocean corals of Fiji and the shark-filled canyons off Rangiroa. You will swim away with a new understanding of these fragile environments and the health of the global oceans._____________________________________