Wednesday, 17 January 2018 10:47

Planetarium's February Shows to Look at Astronomy Within Literature

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The SUNY Oswego planetarium will host "Astronomical Subjects in the Works of Dante, Swift and Verne: Old and New Cosmologies" at 7 p.m. every Sunday during January.

The show will explore astronomical subjects in Dante's "Divine Comedy," Jonathan Swift’s "Gulliver's Travels" and Jules Verne's "From Earth to the Moon and Around It." The presentation also will share explanations of Ptolemy's geocentric and Copernicus' heliocentric cosmologies -- whether the sun orbits the earth or vice versa.

Sunday shows will continue through June with changing topics each month in the state-of-the-art facility on the second floor of the Richard S. Shineman Center for Science, Engineering and Innovation.

The planetarium has limited seating, so guests are encouraged to arrive a bit early. Shows are recommended for children ages 4 and older. Children under 17 must be accompanied by an adult. No food or drink is permitted in the facility.

Parking is free in the commuter lot off Washington Boulevard and the employee lot off Centennial Boulevard across from the Shineman Center.

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