Planetarium Gives A Peek At Constellations Not Seen In Wyoming
Star gazers have the chance to learn about constellations they can't see in Wyoming, or even in the northern hemisphere, during the Friday night show at the University of Wyoming Harry C. Vaughan Planetarium.
The show begins in Laramie's night sky then brings viewers south to view unfamiliar stars and constellations of the southern hemisphere. Constellations not seen in Laramie will be explored with a blend of science and storytelling appropriate for all ages and backgrounds.
Planetarium Director Travis Laurance, who will present this week's show, says he wanted to host this show because most in Laramie are not familiar with the southern sky. He admits that even he was not as familiar with the constellations of the southern hemisphere as those seen here. Because of this, he saw this as a great opportunity to learn and become more familiar with the night sky in other parts of the world.
Constellations of the Southern Hemisphere will begin at 7 p.m. with doors opening 20 minutes before show time. It will be followed by a Michael Jackson themed laser show at 8 p.m.
Tickets are priced at $2 for students and $3 for non-students. Tickets are available at the Department of Physics main office which is located in Room 204 of the Physical Sciences Building. Tickets may be purchased Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and on Fridays from 8 a.m. until noon. Tickets will also be sold at the door if the show is not sold out, but it is recommended to purchase tickets in advance.