Additional Solar Eclipse Planetarium Shows Announced

Daily Dose  |  08/11/2017 10:00 am

Due to overwhelming response, the Appold Planetarium has added three Eclipsing the Sun show dates! Individuals can attend one of the following planetarium shows to learn more about eclipses and the Solar Eclipse that will be visible on August 21.
Eclipsing the Sun Show Dates
· Saturday, August 12 at 7:30 p.m.
· Monday, August 14 at 7:30 p.m.
· Thursday, August 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Admission prices for Eclipsing the Sun are $5 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. The family-friendly shows are offered on the following Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.
An eclipse of the Sun is a wondrous spectacle, and for the first time in 99 years, a Total Solar Eclipse will sweep across North American this summer. On Monday, August 21, millions of people from Oregon to South Carolina will witness a scene of unimaginable beauty; the Moon completely blocks the Sun, daytime becomes a deep twilight and the Sun’s corona shimmers in the darkened sky.
To prepare for this rare solar eclipse, the Appold Planetarium premiered this new show earlier this spring. The show uses stunning visuals to explore solar and lunar eclipses and explains the geometry that creates these awe-inspiring sights. Watch the spectacle unfold from ideal locations on Earth, the Moon, and the Sun. Learn how to safely watch this eclipse which may be the most viewed total solar eclipse ever!
Reservations are strongly recommended. Please call 419-517-8897 or email [email protected]
Lourdes University’s Appold Planetarium is a proud member of the NASA Museum Alliance and has been designated an official NASA Space Place. Named “Best Place to See the Stars” by Ohio Magazine, the Appold Planetarium features SciDome, a fulldome video system powered by Starry Night – the  world’s most comprehensive astronomy software, allowing real-time 3D sky simulation, fulldome shows and multi-media presentations. For a list of current and upcoming shows, visit the Appold Planetarium online at