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.