Henderson State University will celebrate the installation of its new high definition planetarium projector with special grand re-opening showings at the planetarium Feb. 16-17.
The Society of Physics students and the HSU Flute Choir invite the public to explore the night sky while listening to the sounds of the flute choir.
“The new projector provides a full 180 degree view of the sky,” said Dr. Shannon Clardy, associate professor of engineering and physics. “It makes a huge difference in the viewing experience.”
The shows are Saturday, Feb. 16, at 5:30 and 7 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 17 at 2:30 p.m. The planetarium is located in the Reynolds Science Center.
While the event is free, a donation of $5 is suggested. The proceeds will help the flute choir purchase its contrabass flute and will help Society of Physics students attend the country’s largest undergraduate physics conference later this year.
The planetarium can seat 40 visitors for each show, therefore, seating will be first come, first served. The shows last about 30 minutes.
For more information, contact Clardy at firstname.lastname@example.org.