Stars of the Pharaohs showing at A&M-Commerce planetarium
Stars of the Pharaohs will be showing every Friday night at the Texas A&M University-Commerce Planetarium beginning August 5, 2011 at 7 p.m.
Travel to ancient Egypt to see how science was used to tell time, make a workable calendar, and align their monuments. You'll learn about the connection the ancient Egyptians had with the stars and various astronomical phenomena and experience some of the most spectacular temples and tombs of the ancient world recreated in original splendor.
Stars of the Pharaohs has been one of our all time favorite shows at the planetarium. Many regularly visiting patrons requested to see this show again, so back by popular demand Stars of the Pharaohs will be offered for the 7 p.m. show beginning Friday, August 5 and continue through September 30.
On Friday nights at 8 p.m. the planetarium will continue to show Forces of Nature through August 27. In this show viewers will be able to get up close and personal to nature’s most powerful and extreme forces; erupting volcanoes, devastating earthquakes, and powerful storms.
Admission to the Friday night shows is $3 for those under 18 and A&M-Commerce students with ID, $3.50 for university employees and senior citizens, and $4 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.
Each planetarium show begins with brief remarks by a member of the planetarium staff, who displays the Commerce night sky on the planetarium's 40-foot dome and points out the current visible constellations, stars, and planets. More information can be found on our website,http://www.tamuc.edu/communityOutreach/planetarium/showSchedule.aspx.