BIG returns to Appold Planetarium

Posted Feb 20th, 2019 by Briana A. Peters  Category: Arts & Entertainment, Education, Events


The Lourdes University Appold Planetarium presents BIG, a show that takes an imaginative look at the size and scale of our Universe. BIG is an interactive journey through the known universe, as far as we can observe. BIG explains how we have begun to explore the Universe beginning with space probes reaching out to our own Solar System, then telescopes collecting the light from stars.

If it is difficult for people to conceive the distances to the stars, then how about looking at the time it has taken for the light from these distant objects to reach us? BIG travels through time, back through the hours, years, decades and millennia to the times and places from whence the light that our telescopes are collecting came. As it travels, it visits nebulae, globular clusters, galaxies, and black holes.

Admissions prices for BIG are $5 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. The family-friendly shows are offered at 7:30 p.m. on the following dates.

· Fridays, March 15 & 22
· Saturdays March 16 & 23

Reservations are strongly recommended. Please call 419-517-8897 or email planetarium@lourdes.edu.

Prior to BIG, enjoy a selection of music courtesy of the Toledo Symphony Orchestra as part of a collaboration with the Appold Planetarium.

Appold Planetarium
Lourdes University’s Appold Planetarium is a proud member of the NASA Museum Alliance. Named “Best Place to See the Stars” by Ohio Magazine, the Appold Planetarium features SciDome, a fulldome video system powered by Starry Night – the world’s most comprehensive astronomy software, allowing real-time 3D sky simulation, fulldome shows and multi-media presentations. For a list of current and upcoming shows, visit the Appold Planetarium online at www.lourdes.edu/planetarium.

Lourdes University
Rooted in the Catholic and Franciscan tradition, Lourdes University is sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis, and offers baccalaureate degrees in a variety of academic majors as well as graduate degrees in business, education, nursing, organizational leadership, social work, and theology. Community outreach programs include the Appold Planetarium and Lifelong Learning. A member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, Lourdes students can also compete in a variety of men’s and women’s sports. Named a “Best in the Midwest” college by the Princeton Review, Lourdes University is a nationally accredited, veteran and transfer-friendly institution offering a variety of student scholarships. Explore the possibilities online at www.lourdes.edu or by phone at 419-885-3211.

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