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Planetarium presents ‘Secret of the Cardboard Rocket’

The Bushman Planetarium at Missouri Western State University presents “Secret of the Cardboard Rocket” at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 8. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children, students, military and senior citizens. Tickets may be purchased in advance at

In “Secret of the Cardboard Rocket,” the audience joins two children on a tour of the solar system alongside their ship’s navigator, a talking astronomy book.

The planetarium also has a public showing of “Hubble Vision” scheduled at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 4.

The Bushman Planetarium features a Digistar 4 projection system and a dome that is slightly tilted, rather than directly overhead, making viewing easier. Doors open 20 minutes before show time.

For more information, 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