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See the stars (and planets too)

092116feature_seethestarsThe fall and winter dates for the UNCG Planetarium Show and the Three College Observatory (TCO) Public Nights are now listed. These shows are free, open to the community and appropriate for adults and older children.

UNCG’s Spitz projector will project the stars, planets, sun, and moon onto the interior of a 20-ft dome on Oct. 14, Nov. 11, Dec. 9, and Jan. 13, with all shows at 7:30 p.m., in Petty Science Building, 310. This remarkable tool is used to reveal astronomical objects and patterns of motion.

The TCO, located at a dark-sky location near Snow Camp, will have shows Oct. 7 at 8 p.m., Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 19, Dec. 2. and Jan. 21, at 7 p.m. This facility opened in 1981 and contains a 0.81-meter reflecting telescope, one of the largest in the southeastern United States.

Although admission is free, seats are limited for both. The shows are popular; slots fill quickly. Reservations can be made through the UNCG Department of Physics and Astronomy website: https://physics.uncg.edu/.