RU Planetarium announces new feature

planetarium poster

From a cozy Radford University Planetarium seat, viewers can virtually experience several off world adventures on a unique tour of the solar system.

The Great Planet Adventures is the new main feature screening now at the RU Planetarium in Curie Hall on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. and at 10:30 a.m. on Saturdays through Oct. 30.

The Great Planet Adventures makes the viewer an interstellar thrill seeker. Viewers will zip line across the scorched Mercury surface or snowmobile in a Plutonian blizzard. Another adventure will be bungee jumping into outerspace from an asteroid, an experience the filmmakers, Space Update, liken to low-gravity diving from the tallest cliff or rappelling into deepest canyon in the solar system. Viewers will experience life without gravity's strong pull as they glide over the hydrocarbon lakes of Titan, jetpack in a geyser's spray on Triton or drive a monster truck along a steep lunar crater wall.

The RU Planetarium seats 45, including 32 reclined planetarium seats within its 24-foot diameter dome and can accommodate large groups. To visit the planetarium at times other than its regularly scheduled showtimes or with a group, contact Rhett Herman at 831-5442 or

All shows are free and open to the public. The planetarium is located in Curie Hall Room 43. Enter through Reed Hall from the main campus and follow the signs in the building. A complete RU Planetarium schedule can be found on the planetarium website.

Oct 1, 2014