The Angelo State University Planetarium will present two full-dome public astronomy shows during its fall 2015 schedule beginning Thursday, September 3rd, in the Vincent Nursing-Physical Science Building, 2333 Vanderventer St.

Each Thursday from September 3rd through November 19th, except for October 15th, “Secret Lives of Stars” will run at 7 p.m. and “Earthquake: Evidence of a Restless Planet” will run at 8 p.m. All the shows are open to the public and there is no admission charge for “Earthquake.”

Admission prices for “Secret Lives of Stars” are $3 for adults and $2 for children, active military and senior citizens. ASU students, faculty and staff are admitted free.

The Planetarium will host a special free presentation of “Planetarium: Agujeros Negros: El Otro Lado de La Infinidad" at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 22, to commemorate September as National Hispanic Heritage Month.

“Secret Lives of Stars” illustrates for audiences how some stars are massive while others are tiny and almost insignificant. The specific characteristics of a star determine what type of life it will lead and how long it might live. Audiences will witness the amazing variety of stars and peer into their secret lives.

“Earthquake: Evidence of a Restless Planet” promises audiences a seismic experience. During the show, audiences will fly over the San Andreas Fault before diving into the planet’s interior, travel back in time to witness both the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and the break-up of Pangaea 200 million years ago, and much more. This program was funded by ASU’s Hispanic Serving Institution – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (HSI-STEM) grant, so there is no admission charge.

Black holes are one of a few phenomenon in the cosmos where the known laws of physics and general relativity break down. “Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity” (Spanish version) explores the power and grace of these cosmic beasts. Few mysteries in the universe have the power and awe of the black hole. Only now are we on the verge of understanding their true nature. This immersive digital theater program incorporates some of the most intense three-dimensional visual effects ever created on the subject.

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