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William Brish Planetarium schedule announced

August 04, 2010

The schedule for the 2010-11 school year at the William Brish Planetarium in Hagerstown has been announced. The season opens Oct. 5. Programs are open to the public at 7 p.m. Tuesdays when schools are in session or on professional days for staff. Here is the schedule:

o Oct. 5 to Nov. 16: The Universe of Dr. Einstein See the universe as Albert Einstein did from an historic, mathematical and personal perspective.

o Nov. 30 to Dec. 21: 'Tis the Season - Examine many of the seasonal customs based on light as well as various winter holiday traditions including Yule, greenery, Santa and the Christmas star.

o Jan. 11 to Feb. 22: Galileo: The Power of the Telescope -Galileo revolutionized astronomy and science by using a telescope. Witness the history and modern uses of this scientific instrument.

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o March 1 to April 12: New Horizons - The New Horizons is well on its way to study the dwarf planet Pluto. Learn about the spacecraft and the solar system.

o April 19 to 26: Visions of Spring Night - See the stars and constellations of the spring season.

There will be no program on Nov. 23. Admission costs $3 for adults and $2 for children and students. Senior citizens are admitted free with a Washington County Public Schools Gold Card.

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