The Bushman Planetarium at Missouri Western will offer shows at 11 a.m. on Aug. 3 and Aug. 8, right after practice wraps up for the day. In anticipation of the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse, there are also a lot of other public shows planned July 31-Aug. 21. Go to www.missouriwestern.edu/planetarium for show times and to purchase tickets in advance.
The planetarium’s state-of-the-art digital projection system features a dome that slightly tilted, rather than directly overhead, for easier viewing. Show topics range from the furthest reaches of space to the deepest parts of the ocean. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for children, students, senior citizens and military.