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August 2007

Release Date: August 23, 2007

ASU Planetarium Show to Feature Cosmic Journey

Angelo State University is inviting viewers to take a trip through the Milky Way and beyond in the new star show “Galaxies,” beginning Thursday, Aug. 30, in the ASU Planetarium.

Show times are 8 p.m. Thursdays, Aug. 30 to Nov. 15. The Planetarium is located in the ASU Vincent Nursing-Physical Science Building, 2333 Vanderventer.

Conveying science within the framework of nature, “Galaxies” offers a celestial walk on a grand galactic scale. Beginning within the Milky Way, viewers will then travel out to Alpha Centauri, the Pleiades star cluster and the globular star cluster, M3. The voyage of discovery will continue through intergalactic space past the Andromeda Galaxy, the glittering star fields at the center of the Virgo Supercluster and the lonely dwarf galaxies that sail the dark waters of outer space.

This engrossing look at the building blocks of the universe features expert writing, the best available scientific consultation, special artwork, photography from the world's finest astronomical observatories and an original musical score. “Galaxies” was funded in part by a grant from the National Science Foundation.

Shows are open to the public with admission prices of $3 for adults and $2 for children and senior citizens. ASU students, faculty and staff are admitted free.

For more information, contact Dr. Mark Sonntag at the Planetarium, 942-2136.

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