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May 2005

Release Date: May 25, 2005

New Planetarium Show to Connect Cowboys and Astronomers

The surprising similarities between cowboys and astronomers will be highlighted in the Angelo State University Planetarium's first show of the summer.

"The Cowboy Astronomer" will be presented at 8 p.m. each Thursday from June 2 through June 30 at the ASU Planetarium in the Vincent Nursing-Physical Science Building at 2333 Vanderventer Ave.

Throughout history cowboys, like astronomers, have spent a lot of time under the night skies searching the stars. The show explores the similarities between the two professions and touches upon the legends related to the sky and the stars as they evolved from American Indians into American folklore.

Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for children, students and senior citizens. ASU students, faculty and staff are admitted free.

For more information, call the planetarium at 942-2136.