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A Unique Tour Of The Valdosta Night Sky in "October Skies"

Valdosta State University
Posted at 3:16 PM, Oct 03, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-03 15:16:00-04

VALDOSTA, GA (WTXL) - The marvels of the night sky are being revealed Friday night at the Valdosta State University Planetarium.

“October Skies,” a program that is part of the 2014-2015 public outreach season will put on a show that will reproduce the night sky as it is seen from various places in the world.

 According to Dr. Kenneth Rumstay, the month of October “brings a wealth of exciting astronomical events to the backyard observer - two eclipses, two comets, two new spacecrafts at Mars, three new crew members at the ISS, and a meteor shower.” 

New digital technology and renovations made this show possible, along with faculty from VSU's Department of Physics, Astronomy, and Geosciences. 

There are shows starting at 7 p.m., 8 p.m., and 9 p.m. The rooftop observatory is scheduled to be open before and after each show and admission is free the last 40-50 minutes. For more information call the Department of Physics, Astronomy, and Geosciences (229) 333-5752.