The Bushman Planetarium at Missouri Western State University will have a public viewing of the show “Black Holes” at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 30. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for children, students, military and seniors. The planetarium is located in Agenstein Hall, room 147.

Designed for all audiences, “Black Holes” features 3-D simulations of black holes and the strange physical and visual effects they can create. With the help of science advisors from around the country, audiences will be able to see and feel what it might be like to approach the supermassive black hole at the center of our own Milky Way galaxy, or speculate on the existence of “worm holes,” theoretical portholes in space and time.

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 or in person at Agenstein Hall, room 140, or at the door if available. Doors open 20 minutes before show time. For more information, visit the website or call 816-271-4288.

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