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MSU's Star Theater Hosts Eclipse Programs

Aug 9, 2017

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Morehead State University’s Star Theater will host special presentations of the program “Totality,” Aug. 14 through 18.

"Totality" is a fascinating look at all the wonders of eclipses, especially total solar eclipses.

The 25-minute program, produced by Bays Mountain Planetarium, examines what eclipses are, how and when they occur and what wonderful sights they create. It also looks back to a fascinating period in scientific discovery when general relativity was proven with the photographic recording of a total solar eclipse.

This production includes a variety of wonderful styles – from spectacular space environments to humorous pop-up books. A very special part of the show relates, in a very human way, what happens when you are caught in the shadow of the Moon and the Sun is plunged into a total solar eclipse.

Programs will be held at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. each night Monday through Friday. Monday through Thursday the 6 p.m. program will be followed by a 15 minute talk/question and answer session presented by Dr. Thomas Pannuti, professor of astrophysics and space science.

The 7 p.m. program will be followed by a 15 minute talk/question and answer session presented by Dr. Dirk Grupe, assistant professor of astrophysics and space science. There will be no talks after the Friday programs.

Admission is for these programs is $2 per person (four years old and under admitted free).

Additional information is available by calling the Space Science Center’s Star Theater at 606-783-9593 or visiting its website at http://www.moreheadstate.edu/startheater