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Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium Presents

Saturday Night Planetarium Show: The Sun: Our Living Star

8/24/19, 7:00 PM

About this event

The Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium presents the guided presentations THE SUN: OUR LIVING STAR and THE NIGHT SKY (star show).

THE SUN: OUR LIVING STAR: The Sun has shone on our world for four and a half billion years. The light that warms our skin today has been felt by every person who has ever lived. It is our nearest star and our planet’s powerhouse, the source of the energy that drives our winds, our weather and all life. The passage of the Sun’s fiery disc across the sky was the only way to keep track of time for countless past civilisations. Don’t be fooled by the terminology; although it is a typical dwarf star, the Sun consumes 600 million tons of hydrogen each second and is 500 times as massive as all the planets combined. 

THE NIGHT SKY: A tour of the stars, constellations, and other objects you may see in the sky tonight. No two shows are alike!

Doors open at 6:30pm.

$5 Adults
$3 Kids (ages 6-12), Seniors (60+), UMD Students
FREE kids 5 and under

The Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium has free weekly shows on Wednesday at 7pm, and paid shows on Friday at 7pm and Saturday at 2pm and 7pm ($5 Adults; $3 Children 6 - 12, Seniors, Students; Children 5 and under FREE).

To purchase online tickets for a paid show, click on the registration button. You will be asked how many tickets you wish to purchase and for your credit card information. You can select to download a pdf version of your tickets or to have your tickets emailed to you as a pdf attachment. Please bring a printed copy of your tickets with you to the event.

See http://d.umn.edu/planet/ for more information.


Email: planet@d.umn.edu
Event Location
  • Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium
  • 1023 University Drive
  • Duluth MN
  • USA