Planetarium schedule released

The Planetarium at West Virginia Wesleyan College has released show dates for the May and June seasons.

Saturday – “The Flight of Apollo 7.” This 1968 documentary chronicles the first flight of humans aboard the then-new Apollo spacecraft, which was designed to take humans to the Moon.

May 18 – “The Magic School Bus: Out of This World.” After Dorothy Ann sees an asteroid on a crash course toward their school, the class blasts into space to divert the asteroid and save the day.

June 1 – “IBEX: Search for the Edge of the Solar System.” This video follows the creation of NASA’s IBEX spacecraft which is collecting high-speed atoms to create a map of our Solar System’s boundary.

June 15 – “Bill Nye: The Sun.” In this episode, Bill Nye sheds light on solar flares, eclipses, sunspots, fusion, and solar energy, and visits an enormous solar power farm.

Shows begin at 8 p.m. on the second floor of Christopher Hall. No reservations are required, and tickets can be purchased at the door. Ticket prices are $3 for adults, $2 for students and seniors, and free to those under 18 years of age. Each planetarium showing includes a tour of the evening sky with free sky charts available, and there will be telescope observation following the shows if weather permits.

For more information on the Planetarium at West Virginia Wesleyan College, anyone interested can contact Dr. Tracey DeLaney at or 304-473-8330.