Planetarium New Shows Starts Oct. 5
By Sydni Walker
COMMERCE, TX—The Texas A&M University-Commerce Planetarium will be opening two new shows, “Kaluoka’hina: The Enchanted Reef” and “Tales of the Maya Skies”. The shows will start at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. respectively on October 5 and shown each Friday at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. through November 2.
“Kaluoka’hina: The Enchanted Reef” takes the viewers to a tropical reef—a colorful world full of adventure, danger, riddles and old legends. This show contains spectacular underwater scenery, playful characters and intriguing puzzles.
“Tales of the Maya Skies” immerses the viewers in Maya science, art and mythology. Stories of ancient Maya civilization are told, while transporting viewers to the beauty of Chichén Itzá, Mexico.
The shows begin with brief remarks from planetarium staff, who present the Commerce night sky on the planetarium auditorium’s 40-foot dome and point out the constellations, stars and planets. Viewers experience the shows from tilted seats, 10-speaker surround sound, and Digistar 3, an all digital projection system.
Admission is $4 for under 18 and college students with ID, $4.50 for university employees and senior citizens, and $5 for all others. A discount of $1 per person will be offered if tickets are purchased at the same times for two shows viewed on the same day.
For more information, contact Cheri Davis, assistant planetarium director, at Cheri.Davis@tamuc.edu.