Three free events on July 15 at the Brown Planetarium

After their first round of shows on July 1, the Brown Planetarium is again offering three different shows for free on July 15, 2022. The three shows follow one another, with the first starting at 3:30 p.m.

Here is the name and a brief description of each show:

Goal Mars

3:30 p.m. On July 15, the Brown Planetarium presents Destination Mars. The Brown Planetarium website reads: “Have you ever wondered what a flight to Mars would be like? NASA – and others – have their sights set on the Red Planet and they are building the technology to get us there! Explore the work being done around the world to help make the dream of bringing humans to Mars a reality. Take to the skies and see inside the International Space Station, where astronauts already live and work in space , and follow the rockets and vehicles that will take humans beyond the Moon and, one day , to Mars!Travel as we imagine this remarkable journey. Best suited for ages 8 and up, all ages welcome.

Eclipse 2024: The Sun Revealed

5:00 p.m. July 15, Brown Planetarium presents Eclipse 2024: The Sun Revealed. The Brown Planetarium website reads,Narrated by David Tennant, we explore what exactly astronomers are doing in this new program. Today’s astronomer is not the only observer of past centuries. This program reveals the global collaboration, technology and dedication needed to answer unanswered questions about the Universe and features information about NASA’s recently launched James Webb Space Telescope. Best suited for ages 8 and up, all ages welcome.

We are astronomers

6:30 p.m. On July 15, the Brown Planetarium presents We Are Astronomers. The Brown Planetarium website reads,There will be a total solar eclipse visible from Muncie, Indiana in just two years. A total solar eclipse is such a spectacular event that it’s never too early to start planning one. Come learn how solar and lunar eclipses occur, and about the scientific discoveries that have been supported by total solar eclipses. This show also uses beautiful visuals to explore the historical and cultural view of eclipses. Best suited for ages 10+, all ages welcome.

The Brown Planetarium address is 2111 W. Riverside Ave., Muncie, at the west end of the Cooper Science Complex, however, due to construction of the Cooper Science Complex, some Brown Planetarium parking lots and trail access are currently blocked . For those planning to attend, plan to arrive early to safely navigate the area and arrive on time for the program.

The Planetarium entrances can only be accessed from the north side of the building, as the path between the Cooper Science Complex and the Ball Gym is blocked. Doors normally open approximately 30 minutes before each show time.

For those with questions or needing more information, visit the Brown Planetarium website.


Arline J. Mercier