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RU Planetarium introduces two new features

Two new features have premiered in the the RU Planetarium: the dazzling "Cosmic Collisions" and the family-oriented "We Choose Space."

The Planetarium is located on ground floor of Curie Hall in Room 43. The Planetarium is open on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7:30-8:30 p.m. for "Cosmic Collisions." "We Choose Space," is presented on each Saturday at 10:30 a.m.

"Cosmic Collisions" provides an unprecedented and extraordinary view of the dynamic and dazzling collisions that have resulted in the glowing Moon, the Sun's warmth and light, our changing seasons and waves washing up on a sandy shore. A universal force of nature, cosmic collisions are involved in subatomic particles to the largest galaxies, have ended the age of the dinosaurs and changed the very map of the cosmos by reforming galaxies and creating new stars and worlds. Narrated by Robert Redford, "Cosmic Collisions" was developed by the American Museum of Natural History in partnership with the Heliophysics Division of NASA's Science Mission Directorate.

"We Choose Space" is a planetarium show for audiences of all ages who dream of space and human spaceflight. Filled with real adventures for the near frontier, "We Choose Space" features astronauts Scott Parazinsky, Tom Jones and Gene Cernan, and veteran space reporter Walter Cronkite serving as tour guides to the International Space Station and to the past and future moon.

For more information and the RU Planetarium, visit the Planetarium website or email rherman@radford.edu.

Oct 31, 2013