Danbury to look to the stars

December 7, 2012 by  

Tomorrow’s Planetarium Show and Telescope Viewing will offer guest the chance to gaze at the stars and planets and learn more about Jupiter and other autumn sky objects that are within viewing distance at this time of year. This showcase is a rain or shine event, provided there are not severe storms or hazardous driving conditions, at which point it will be cancelled.

Shows at the planetarium usually last about an hour and these ones will be available at 4:30 pm, 5:30 pm, and 7:30 pm. The planetarium can seat approximately 40 people, while the telescope chamber can take six to eight at a time, so sharing is required. While in the show, guests are asked to please turn off digital cameras, mobile phones, and other electronic devices so others are not disturbed. Parking at the top of the hill is limited to four to six vehicles, although additional parking is available on University Boulevard.

This event is aimed towards preadolescent children and older. The viewing takes place in total darkness and flashing light could be disturbing to others, so please avoid wearing shoes with flashing lights. This is a great learning opportunity, while viewing the night sky.

Printing services may have been used to produce literature handed out at this educational show and viewing. Admission is free of charge and organizers suggest people should arrive a little early for the viewing time selected. The Planetarium Show and Telescope Viewing will be happening on Saturday, December 8, starting with the first show at 4:30 pm at the WCSU Planetarium located at 43 Lake Avenue Extension in Danbury, Connecticut. To reserve a time, please visit the WCSU website or call 203-837-8672.