Bushman Planetarium presents shows Jan. 11, 19
The Bushman Planetarium at Missouri Western State University will present shows at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11 and Thursday, Jan. 19. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for children, students, military and seniors. The planetarium is located in Agenstein Hall, room 147.
The Jan. 11 show, “Sea Monsters,” takes viewers on a journey 80 million years back in time to when mighty dinosaurs dominated the land and an equally astonishing assortment of ferocious creatures swam, hunted and fought for survival beneath the prehistoric seas. The film is narrated by Liev Schreiber.
The Jan. 19 presentation features two shows, “Fractals” and “Nanocam.” “Fractals” gives viewers a tour of nature’s fractals, endlessly repeating patterns made from simple algebraic equations. “Nanocam” explores life forms that are invisible to the human eye but contribute to a better understanding of the world we live in.
The planetarium features a Digistar 4 projection system and a dome that is tilted slightly, rather than directly overhead, making viewing easier. A 17-channel stereo sound system enhances the viewing experience.
Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.missouriwestern.edu/planetarium, or at the door. Doors open 20 minutes before showtime. For more information, visit the website or call 816-271-4288.
Missouri Western State University is a comprehensive regional university providing a blend of traditional liberal arts and professional degree programs. The university offers student-centered, high quality instruction that focuses on experience-based learning, community service, and state-of-the-art technology. Missouri Western is located in St. Joseph, Mo., and is committed to the educational, economic, cultural and social development of the region it serves. Visit www.missouriwestern.edu.