By Chris Woodrow
(WINDSOR, ON) – Children and adults are encouraged to tour the universe this Friday when the Ontario Planetarium Mobile Dome sets down in the auditorium at Windsor Public Library’s Central Branch at 850 Ouellette Avenue. The 20-minute shows begin at 11:00 am and runs through to 4:00 pm. Registration is required.
The planetarium shows are presented by career science and astronomy journalists in a 35-person-capacity mobile dome which measures 16 x 29 feet and is 10 feet high. Show goers will experience living, breathing constellation characters, travel to, and orbit around, the worlds of the solar system, and then journey all the way out to the outer rim of our home galaxy, the Milky Way.
Highlights of this show include a look at sky motions, exploring the constellations Big Dipper, Little Dipper, Cassiopeia, Orion, and others, telescope views of objects in the night sky including the Moon, planets, and deep space objects like nebulas, star clusters, and galaxies, and a welcome to the International Space Station, a space-walking tour of history’s largest orbital outpost and Canada’s contribution.
Depart Earth’s orbit for a light-speed tour of the planets, moons, asteroids, comets and other members of our Solar System. Depart the Solar System for a tour of our local stellar neighbourhood and tour the Orion Arm of the Milky Way, then see our entire galaxy from the outside. Then return home to Earth and a display of the Northern Lights plus, perhaps, even a meteor shower.
Experience BLAST OFF! Leaving Earth in a modern rocket launch.
To ensure you reserve a spot, call 519-255-6770, ext 3310 or 3300. Be prepared to sit on the floor. You should arrive at least 15 minutes prior to show time.