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The Sky Tonight Planetarium Show

Saturn: Jewel of the Heavens
Fri Jul 13, 2018
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Come for a live presentation about what’s visible in the night sky tonight, followed by a fulldome immersive movie about fascinating topics in astronomy!  The first 50-minute show begins at 7:30pm in the CSM Planetarium, and is repeated again at 8:30pm. Free parking in Marie Curie Lot 5 and Galileo Lot 6.

Free seating is available on a first come basis. 96 seats per show. Children 5 years and older please. No reservations, holding seats, food, or drinks in the planetarium. Arrive early for the first show, which is usually full.

Shows begin on time and doors are locked during the show.

This month’s topic - Saturn:  Jewel of the Heavens

Once a planet of great mystery, now we know more than ever before about
its amazing system of rings, moons, and storms thanks to modern robotic space pioneers.

While "Saturn" incorporates the best imagery from the Cassini-Huygens missions, it is not a slide show. For example, the photomaps of the moons have been wrapped onto 3-dimensional spheres complete with surface sculpting and height maps so the craters, canyons and mountains will show true surface relief! You will experience an immersive exploration of one of the most amazing and dynamic planetary collections of our solar system.

From its bizarre moons with mysterious features, to the millions of icy particles that compose the enigmatic rings, this is the three-dimensional tour of the Saturnian system that goes beyond the CG experience - It's like flying piggyback on the Cassini spacecraft!

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Cost: FREE
CSM Science Building 36, Planetarium
1700 West Hillsdale Boulevard
San Mateo, CA 94402 USA
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Event Contact Info
Justin Stevick
(650) 378-7241
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