Free and Open to the Community
- The Planetarium virtual events will be available to the public.
- First one will be Prescott’s September night sky
- The Science Speaker Series starts in October
- A Tour of Planets
Join us from the comfort of your own computer!
PRESCOTT, Ariz. – In the interest of community health and safety amid the ongoing covid-19 pandemic, Embry-Riddle’s Jim and Linda Lee Planetarium is going virtual this Fall. Visit our website at https://prescott.erau.edu/about/planetarium/public-shows and join us for a variety of engaging and interactive astronomy-themed virtual events from the comfort of your own computer!
Prescott September Night Sky – Thursday, Sept. 17th, 6:00 p.m.
Planetarium Director Eric Edelman will stream a live tour of the Prescott night sky, showing you constellations, planets, and more. This show will cover exciting upcoming astronomical events that will be visible here in our own backyard. Attendees can even participate in the show and ask questions in the YouTube Live chat— Those questions will be answered during the program!
Show link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLVFyNjHZok
Embry-Riddle Astronomy Undergraduate Research Presentations – Tuesday, Sept. 29th, 12:00 p.m.
Watch aspiring Embry-Riddle astronomy students discuss their work and specialties as they present their research live in the Planetarium to a virtual audience. You can even ask them questions about their work with the YouTube Live chat feature.
Show link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muoUEN0pidI
Science Speaker Series: Dr. Emily Levesque – Wednesday, Oct. 7th, 7:00 p.m.
Embry-Riddle’s Dr. Noel Richardson will hold an engaging discussion with Dr. Levesque on her new book, The Last Stargazers. They will explore the fascinating stories of the individuals who operate and visit observatories – providing a behind-the-scenes perspective of what goes into a professional telescope run. Audience members in virtual attendance can ask their questions via YouTube Chat, with the potential of having them addressed during the show.
Show link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_j5hS_naxg
A Tour of Our Planets – Saturday, Oct. 10th, 11:00 a.m.
There are many planets out there in the cosmos, but this show will focus on the eight that circle around our Sun in the solar system! Join us for a tour of the different planets, where we will explore each of their unique features in this educational astronomy program tailored younger students. With parental or guardian permission, the children may ask questions in YouTube chat during the program.
Show link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7kZB3aNBEc
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