Free Planetarium Shows at Zacheis

The planetarium theater at Zacheis. Image Source: Zacheis Planetarium

The planetarium theater at Zacheis. Image Source: Zacheis Planetarium

Alamosa, Colorado. June 10, 2014 – This summer, the Adams State University Zacheis Planetarium is offering free shows every Thursday evening. The schedule for the summer includes:

  • June 12 – “Escher’s Universe”
  • June 19 – “Experience the Aurora”
  • June 26 – “Dynamic Earth”
  • July 3 – “Into the Deep”
  • July 10 – “Life: A Cosmic Story”
  • July 17 – “Natural Selection”
  • July 24 – “Robot Explorers”
  • July 31 “Stars of the Pharaohs”
  • August 7 “Supervolcanoes”
  • August 14 “Tales of the Maya Skies”
  • August 21 “Undiscovered Worlds”
  • All shows are 7 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. All programs are free and open to the public. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Check-in at the front desk when you arrive.

    The Harry Zacheis Planetarium and Observatory was completed in 1964 using only publicly donated funding. It was completely renovated in 2012 as part of a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Zacheis planetarium is dedicated to public outreach and education, in science generally and astronomy in particular.

    The planetarium now has a Spitz SciDome 1600 projector, capable of projecting a 1600-pixel diameter circle on the screen. The screen is a top-of-the-line Nanoseam dome, also by Spitz. The renovation also included all new carpet and seating. We currently have twenty-two professionally produced full-dome shows in our library,

    Zacheis Planetarium is located on Adams State University campus in Alamosa, Colorado. Free parking is available on the street. To read descriptions of this summer’s movies, visit: http://blogs.adams.edu/zacheis/movie-library/