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Planetarium to Host Annual Holiday Party

November 26, 2013 in College News, Planetarium News

Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium will host its annual holiday party on Saturday, December 7th, 1 – 4 p.m. The event will feature holiday-themed activities for children, laser-light shows in the dome and comet cones (snow cones).

In addition to the festivities of the holiday party, Dr. Tom Tretter will give a talk, which is titled, “ISON: An Icy Winter Tail.” ISON is zipping through space as you read this article and could potentially be within our view in January–if it survives its pass by the Sun. Dr. Tretter will discuss how comets are formed, why earlier civilizations thought they were harbingers of doom and what scientists can learn from comets. Photos and illustrations of comets will be shown on the dome.

The cost per person is $5. Visit the planetarium’s website to learn more about the party and other upcoming events, or call 502-852-6665.