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Release Date: March 19, 2007

ASU Planetarium Presents ‘Oasis in Space’

Release Date: March 19, 2007

The search for water worlds in the universe will be the focus of the new feature “Oasis in Space,” beginning Thursday, March 22, in the Angelo State University Planetarium.

Show times are 8 p.m. Thursdays, March 22 to May 10. The Planetarium is located in the ASU Vincent Nursing-Physical Science Building, 2333 Vanderventer.

“Oasis in Space” will transport the audience on a startling and beautiful voyage through our universe, galaxy and solar system in search of liquid water, a key ingredient for life on Earth. Life, as we know it, needs energy, nutrients and liquid water to form and survive. Of these three, liquid water is the most elusive and precious compound in our solar system.

Other planets receive energy from the sun and internal forces and there is plenty of carbon, the basic building block of life on Earth, available. There is even a great deal of frozen water and water vapor scattered throughout our solar system. However, as “Oasis in Space” will show, only Earth has abundant liquid water.

“Oasis in Space” is open to the public with admission prices of $3 for adults and $2 for children, students 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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