Zacheis Planetarium will debut two new movies

(11-21-2013)

The Adams State University Zacheis Planetarium will debut two brand new movies the first week of December.

On Thursday December 5, at 7 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. the planetarium will present "Escher's Universe." Based on the life and work of M. C. Escher, this show will take us to the artist's studio where his most iconic works are displayed. From this intimate and emotional place, we'll visit Escher's particular universe and we will be surprised by his ability to join science and art. He uses mathematics, astronomy, optics, crystallography and geometry in his creations to artistically explain very complex concepts addressed by Cosmology. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.

Friday, December 6, at 4:30 p.m. and 5:15 p.m., is the movie "Supervolcanoes," an immersive planetarium show that looks back at rare classes of eruptions that have marshaled the energy that lurks, like a sleeping dragon, beneath the surface of planet Earth. The program moves beyond Earth to explore the impact of giant volcanic eruptions around our solar system. Doors open at 4:15 p.m.

The shows are free and open to the general public. Tickets will be available at the planetarium when the doors open, and are required for entry to the theater due to limited seating.

Movies will then resume in January. For more information visit blogs.adams.edu/zacheis.