New shows on August 12 and 19 at the Charles W. Brown Planetarium

On August 12 and 19, 2022, three new shows are scheduled at the Charles W. Brown Planetarium. All three shows are free and run consecutively.

The first is titled “Cool Solar System, Dude!”, begins at 3:30 p.m. and lasts about 50 minutes. The College of Science and Humanities events website describes the show as follows: “We’re not going to lie to each other, our solar system is pretty cool. Come explore the many objects in the solar system, including the Sun, all the major planets, the asteroids and Pluto during this live presentation. Most suitable for ages 8 and up, all ages are welcome.”

The second show is called “We Are Stars”, starting at 5 p.m. and lasting about 50 minutes. “Reported by Andy Serkis, this program seeks to answer some of the greatest questions of all time. What are we made of? Where does it all come from? Explore the secrets of our cosmic chemistry, our explosive origins and connect life on Earth with the evolution of the universe. A family movie full of fun, adventure and enlightenment. Most suitable for ages 8 and up, all ages are welcome,” reads the same website described above.

The third and final show is titled “Big Astronomy,” starting at 6:30 p.m. and lasting about 50 minutes. As described on the College of Science and Humanities events website, “Explore world-class observatories, learn why Chile is an ideal environment for astronomy, and meet some of the diverse people who make BIG discoveries possible. ages are welcome.”

With respect to general information regarding the Charles W. Brown Planetarium and the events that took place there, it is important to note the following, as listed on the College of Science and Humanities Events website.

  • “Due to ongoing construction on the Cooper Science Complex, some parking lots and access to the planetarium are blocked. Plan to arrive early to safely navigate the area and arrive on time for the program. Visit our webpage location and transportation for more up-to-date information.
  • Masks are not currently required inside the Brown Planetarium and other Ball State buildings. For the safety of our guests and employees, please do not enter the planetarium if you have or have recently had symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath).
  • No reservation is required for the planetarium’s public shows. However, plan to arrive early as seats are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and the seats are limited.
  • Planetarium shows are free. We appreciate your support in making this possible.
  • We do our best to have doors open 30 minutes before show time.
  • Food, drink, gum or candy is not permitted in the planetarium.
  • Cell phones and all electronic devices that emit light should be turned off or turned off at the start of all programs. Please refrain from wearing light shoes during planetarium programs.
  • Children 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
  • The planetarium is located at the western end of the Cooper Science Complex, at 2111 W. Riverside Ave, Muncie.”

Arline J. Mercier