Westminster sets planetarium show schedule | Lifestyles

Join the Westminster College Planetarium under the stars for four different shows this fall.

“Dinosaurs: A Story of Survival,” slated for 6 p.m. Friday, is a thrilling adventure of Celeste and Moon as they travel through time. Astronomers will see the fascinating transformations dinosaurs underwent over millions of years, creating giant creatures, armored beasts and super predators as Celeste discovers the key to their survival. Recommended from 5 years old.

Two screenings of “Rising Star” will take place at 6 p.m. on October 5 and 14. ‘Rising Star’ takes students on an astronomical journey from our beginnings to the development of astronomy research in South Africa and examines what the future of astronomy holds for the country. Recommended from 12 years old.

The planetarium will get into the Halloween spirit with two screenings of “Halloween: Celestial Origins” at 6 p.m. on October 28 and 31. Explore the night sky and learn about the history of Halloween, how it fits into the seasons as every day quarter and which planets and start will come out on Halloween night. Recommended from 7 years old.

“Navajo Skies,” the final show of the fall season, is a lively, full-dome star show featuring authentic stories of Navajo astronomy told in Navajo and English, complete with traditional Navajo songs and flute music native american. Screenings will take place at 6 p.m. on November 8 and December 2. Recommended for ages 12 and up.

Programs are free and open to the public, but reservations are required due to limited seating. To register, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/410575681917.

Arline J. Mercier