September 24, 2006

The Washington County Board of Education's William M. Brish Planetarium is at the Board of Education offices at 820 Commonwealth Ave. in Hagerstown.

All programs are Tuesdays at 7 p.m. on days when school is in session or teachers have professional training scheduled.

Programs will not be conducted on holidays or days when school is closed due to inclement weather.

Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for children and students. Senior citizens get in free with a Washington County Public Schools Gold Card.

Call 301-766-2898 or visit and click on the planetarium link for more information.


Programs scheduled for this school year include:

· Oct. 3-Nov. 21

Spirits in the Sky

See how the Native Americans of the western United States used the stars in their day-to-day lives.


· Nov. 28-Dec. 19, Jan. 19

'Tis the Season

Examine many of our seasonal customs and stars in the annual winter program. Yule, St. Nick, the Christmas Star, greenery and other winter customs are explored.

· Jan. 16-Feb. 27

Images of the Infinite: The Hubble Space Telescope

The Hubble Space Telescope has been in operation for more than 16 years, delivering unrivaled photographs and data of the wonders of the deep sky. Learn about many of the discoveries in this program.

· March 12-April 24

Stardate: Ancient Horizons

This program presents the Egyptian view of the order of the cosmos, with information on mythology and constellations, the creation of the calendar and a struggle involving the concept of the Sun.

It was produced by StarDate and the Science Museum of Virginia.

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