The Great Sand Dunes and Mars is subject of Zacheis Planetarium show

(04-06-2012)

On Saturday, April 14, Adams State Zacheis Planetarium welcomes Great Sand Dunes National Park Ranger Danielle York, who will present a free public program called "The Great Sand Dunes and Mars."

Research conducted at Great Sand Dunes has helped to solve some of the mysteries of the sand dunes on Mars. Join "Star Ranger" York to discover the role Great Sand Dunes has played in the exploration of our solar system - past, present and future.

Doors open at 6:30, and the 45 minute program will begin at 7 p.m. Seating is limited, so don't be late.

Following the program (weather permitting), planetarium telescopes will be available for public use to view planets, double stars, star clusters, and more. You can learn to identify constellations, hear mythology stories, and even learn about how telescopes work and how to use them. Bring your family, friends, and curiosity, for an evening of discovery at Zacheis Planetarium.

For further information about activities at Zacheis planetarium, see the planetarium's website blogs.adams.edu/zacheis, or contact planetarium director Dr. Robert Astalos at rjastalos@adams.edu.