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Gene Roddenberry Planetarium Hosting Indoor/Outdoor Full Moon Show Thursday

Borderland stargazers are invited for a free night of learning at an indoor/outdoor event at the Gene Roddenberry Planetarium this Thursday night.

The Gene Roddenberry Planetarium Coalition has partnered with the Sun City Astronomers, the EPCC Astronomy Club, and the Gene Roddenberry Planetarium to host a perfect night for the whole family.

While its first come, first served for the indoor show; there will be telescopes set up outside for a great view of the full moon. Attendees are asked to bring lawn chairs, as there’s going to be fun, food trucks, and refreshments available during the event.

The Planetarium Coalition is a non-profit organization that has been working to help raise awareness of and funds for the sole purpose of helping keep the Planetarium alive.

Officials with the coalition say, “Though our work is only beginning, we are committed to doing everything we can to insure the Gene Roddenberry Planetarium continues to be a shining star in the cosmic learning of the greater El Paso community.”

The El Paso Herald-Post is a proud sponsor and supporter of both the planetarium and the Planetarium Coalition.

As such, we invite community members to not only attend the free events, but pledge support for the Gene Roddenberry Planetarium via the group’s facebook page.

Roddenberry Planetarium To Host Second Free Show on February 23

After the success of their first free show, El Paso’s own Gene Roddenberry Planetarium is inviting El Pasoans ‘to Boldly Go’ once again.

This time around, it’s a tour of our solar system in fine detail, as Perfect Little Planet explores the eight major planets, starting at 5:30 p.m. Friday evening, February 23rd.

Planetarium officials say the presentation “the show is fully animated and it explores all the 8 major planets of the solar system…it’s perfect for kids of any age.”

Since it’s creation in 1969, the planetarium has hosted well over two and a half million students from the El Paso Independent School District and students from all around the El Paso region.

As part of an initiative to enhance science education in America, the El Paso Public School system, the Junior League of El Paso, and the National Science Foundation pooled their resources and constructed our ‘gateway to the Universe’.

To learn more about the Planetarium, like and visit their Facebook page or log on to their website.

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