Saturday, February 21, 2009

Image Unveiling at KCMSD Planetarium!

The International Year of Astronomy is a global movement designed to ‘bring the ‘universe down to Earth’.

Monday, Feb. 23rd, celebrates the 2nd anniversary of the Planetarium reopening and an unveilingof two colorful murals showing the Pinwheel Galaxy, M-101, in different wavelengths of light as seen through the lenses of three of NASA’s orbiting space observatory telescopes: Hubble, Chandra, and Spitzer.

Program features include:
  • Keynote Speaker: UMKC Astronomer Dr. Dan McIntosh — “New Eyes on Galaxies”
  • Telescope viewing of Venus, Saturn, and Comet Lulin (with help from the ASKC)
  • A Special Planetarium Program
  • Award winning Documentary Seeing in the Dark
  • Activities and Information from the Linda Hall Library of Science and Technology
Schedule of Events
  • 6 - 9 p.m. Telescope Viewing
  • 6 - 9 p.m. Hands-On Activities from the Planetarium and the Linda Hall Library.
  • 7 - 8 p.m. Image Unveiling and Presentation: 'New Eyes on Galaxies' by UMKC Astronomer Dr. Dan McIntosh
  • 8-9 p.m. Video: Seeing in the Dark
  • 9:15 - 9:45 p.m. Planetarium presentation: Distant Suns - Finding Other Solar Systems in the Winter Skies

This FREE event is sponsored by the Kansas City MO School District and Starwalk Inc.

For more information please contact Bob Riddle, Planetarium Director: (816) 418-1818, or by e-mail at briddle@kcmsd.netVisit the Planetarium online at

Thanks to Kirbi Foster for compiling all of this info!

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