Planetarium looks at local skies, navigation, solar system

September 11, 2009 | Events, UToday
By Vicki L. Kroll

The University of Toledo’s Ritter Planetarium is offering three shows in September.

The programs are:

The Skies Over Toledo — Friday, Sept. 11, at 8:30 p.m. Find out what you can see in the local skies during summer and early autumn. The live, interactive program provides an introduction to the stars, constellations and planets that can be seen with the naked eye, binoculars and small telescope.

solar-system-montage-browse1Navigating With Lewis and Clark — Fridays, Sept. 18 and 25, at 8:30 p.m. Learn how Meriwether Lewis and William Clark used the sun, moon and stars to find their way from St. Louis to the Pacific Ocean and back.

Journey Through the Solar System — Saturdays, Sept. 12, 19 and 26, at 1 p.m. Take a tour of the solar system and check out the sun, planets, moons, asteroids and comets. Discover what Pluto is, see the latest images from Mercury, and explore the possibility of life on Mars.

Admission for Friday’s program is $6 for adults; $5 for children 3 and older, senior citizens, and UT students, faculty and staff; and free for children 2 and younger.

For more information on the programs or Ritter Planetarium, click here or call 419.530.2650 or the 24-hour information hotline at 419.530.4037.

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