Planetarium releases Sky Show dates

The Planetarium at West Virginia Wesleyan College announces its Sky Shows throughout the months of September and October. Shows take place on the first and third Saturdays of each month at 8 p.m. and last approximately one hour.

On Sept. 7, the Planetarium will show “Apollo 8: Go for TLI”: Seven months before NASA attempted the first moon landing, humans flew to the moon for the first time on Apollo 8. This 1968 documentary explains the mission.

“Curious George: Rocket Ride” will be shown Sept. 21. George discovers that gravity doesn’t seem to work in space the way it does on Earth.

Two weeks later on Oct. 5, discover in “Exploding Stars,” a universe that vents its rage in the most violent explosions since the Big Bang – supernovae.

October’s final show will be “Bill Nye: Outer Space.” On Oct. 19, in this episode, Bill Nye gives students the inside scoop on planets, stars, galaxies and the universe.

The Planetarium Sky Shows are held on the second floor of Christopher Hall on Wesleyan’s campus. No reservations are required, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Telescope observation follows each show, weather permitting. Each show includes a tour of the evening sky, and free sky charts are available. Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for students and seniors. Children under 18 are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. For more information, visit