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March 2010

Release Date: March 16, 2010ASU Logo

ASU Planetarium to Host Sun-Earth Day Activities

Angelo State University will host a series of activities to mark Sun-Earth Day on Saturday, March 20, in the ASU Planetarium and outside the Vincent Nursing-Physical Science Building, 2333 Vanderventer St.

The program will begin at 6 p.m. in the Planetarium with a presentation of the astronomy show “Oasis in Space,” which compares the Earth to other planets in our solar system. Following the show, the Planetarium projector will be used to demonstrate the astronomical reasons for the Earth’s seasons.

Starting at 6:30 p.m., the ASU Physics Department and San Angelo Astronomy Association will have telescopes set up outside the Vincent Building for solar observations. Then at 8 p.m., the telescopes will be available for viewing the moon, Mars, Saturn and Venus, weather permitting.

All the Sun-Earth Day activities are open free to the public.

Sun-Earth Day is sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to promote the key relationships between the sun and Earth environments. It is scheduled annually around the time of the spring equinox.

For more information on ASU’s Sun-Earth Day activities, call the Planetarium at 942-2136.