You see the moon all the time, but do you know its story? Why is it there, why does it appear to change its position in the sky day by day, week by week? The most intriguing aspect of our moon is the eclipse. What causes eclipses, and why are they so rare?
In anticipation of the total lunar eclipse on the morning of Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010, the Kika Silva Pla Planetarium proudly presents “Eclipse: The story of our nearest neighbor in space.”
Debuting at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, “Eclipse” is a liveâ€narration planetarium show that takes you on a journey of discovery to our nearest celestial neighbor. Learn about the origins, composition and mechanics of the moon. Discover how the ancients were able to predict eclipses with great accuracy, and find out when/where you can view the next eclipse.
Additional show times are available on the Kika Silva Pla Planetarium website: http://www.sfcollege.edu/planetarium
Ticket prices are $5 for adults, and $4 for senior citizens (ages 60+) and children between ages 4â€12. Children under 3 years old are free, and anyone with a valid Santa Fe College ID also receives free admission. Doors open 30 minutes prior to show time and we ask that you bring cash as a form of payment for all shows.
So join us for a unique educational and entertaining perspective of the Earthâ€Moon system.
For more information, contact James Albury at 352-395-5381.