Free show at CCSU planetarium

Published on Friday, 6 July 2018 19:44
Written by Kristina Vakhman

Special to the Herald

NEW BRITAIN - Central Connecticut State University will again let the public experience the night sky’s thousands of glittering stars during its free Public Planetarium Show on Saturday at 8 p.m.

“We want to get people excited about learning about astronomy and interested in the universe around us,” Robert Robinson, director of CCSU’s Copernican Observatory and Planetarium where they event is being held, said. He added that this Saturday’s show will be incredibly special, as Jupiter, Saturn and Mars will be very viewable, weather provided.

The show will consist of a presentation on the night sky and constellations. Afterward, if the sky is clear enough, the public will be brought to the roof of Copernicus Hall to see the cosmos with CCSU’s telescopes on the observation desk, including an 16-inch diameter telescope.

Additionally, about half an hour before the 8 p.m. presentation, the planetarium will host “Fun Physics” where there will be physics demonstrations.

The planetarium accommodates 90 people, Robinson said, and seating is at a first-come, first-served basis. There will be more free shows on the first and third Saturdays of each month through December, all open to the public.

The planetarium is located in CCSU’s Copernicus Hall, which is between 245 and 175 Paul Manafort Drive. Attendees can park in the Copernicus parking garage for free.


If You Go:

What - CCSU Planetarium Show

When - Saturday, July 7 at 8 p.m.

Where - Copernicus Hall at Central Connecticut State University

Cost - Free

Parking - Free, in Copernicus Parking Garage


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Posted in New Britain Herald, General News, New Britain on Friday, 6 July 2018 19:44. Updated: Friday, 6 July 2018 19:46.