For immediate release
September 7, 2010
Media contact: Jacquie Lucy
443-840-4668 / 410-340-2148 (cell)
EXPLORE COSMIC MOTION AT CCBC’s BENJAMIN BANNEKER PLANETARIUM
10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 25, CCBC Catonsville
Baltimore County, Md. – Cosmic Motion lets you experience revved up simulations of the Earth’s daily rotations; view orbital motions of the planets as seen from Earth, and witness divergent paths of high-speed comet debris during a meteor shower and the shifting shapes of the northern lights.
The Astronomy department at the Community College of Baltimore County presents its first Planetarium Show of the fall 2010 season, Cosmic Motion, at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 25, in the D Building (D-003) at CCBC Catonsville, 800 South Rolling Road. The hour-long show in the Benjamin Banneker Planetarium is free and open to the public. No tickets or pre-registration needed. For more information, call 443-840-4560.
Upcoming Planetarium shows this fall include:
Space Witch, Oct. 23
Follow Tilly Ipswitch, the Queen of Halloween, and her cat Kit as they zoom past planets and stars in search of children elsewhere in the universe. Find out why she eventually concludes – Are you ready for this? – there’s no space like home.
Lunar Lure and Enlightenment, Nov. 20
Trace through ideas from long ago about the Moon and then witness the Apollo explorations of the lunar surface. Learn about how our investigations have changed ideas about the formation and history of the Moon and its influence on the Earth.
Christmas Story, Dec. 11
Hear the Biblical account of the Christmas star and then learn about possible astronomical explanations and how they tie into the attempts to estimate the dating of Jesus’ birth.
All of these Planetarium shows start at 10 a.m. in D-003, the Banneker Planetarium at CCBC Catonsville, 800 South Rolling Road. All activities are free and open to the public. No tickets or pre-registration needed. For more information, call 443-840-4560.
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