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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Pitt State Planetarium features an evening with Mars

With classes in full swing, the L. Russell Kelce Planetarium on the campus of Pittsburg State University is opening its doors to offer a new education on Mars.

Beginning tonight at 7 p.m., the planetarium will begin offering the program “Mars and the Mars Exploration Rovers.” Participants have the opportunity to view the current night sky, including seasonal constellations and the locations of the planets and the moon. The program will then examine the planet Mars, featuring photographs taken during past Mars missions as well as recent photographs from the Mars Exploration Rovers. These images may provide some of the strongest evidence yet that ancient Mars was much wetter than the planet is today.

The program begins tonight and will continue weekly through September with shows every Tuesday at 7 p.m. The planetarium is located in Yates Hall on the corner of Joplin and Cleveland Streets.

Tickets are $3 at the door, or may be purchase in advance from the PSU Ticket Office in the Overman Student Center. Group discounts, as well as discounts for PSU students and faculty, and those 65 or older or 17 and younger, are available.

For more information, call the PSU Department of Physics at 620-235-4292. For the Ticket Office, call 620-235-4796.

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