For immediate release
August 25, 2011
Media contact: Jacquie Lucy
443-840-4668 /443-761-2482 (cell)
Learn the ‘Legacy of the Space Shuttle’ at
CCBCs Benjamin Banneker Planetarium
10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011 CCBC Catonsville
BALTIMORE COUNTY, Md. – Trace the role of the space shuttles in deploying astronomical instruments, especially the Hubble Space Telescope, as the Astronomy department at the Community College of Baltimore County kicks off its first Planetarium Show of the fall 2011 season, “Legacy of the Space Shuttle,” at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 24, in the D Building (D-003) at CCBC Catonsville, 800 South Rolling Road. The hour-long show in the Benjamin Banneker Planetarium is free and open to the public. No tickets or pre-registration needed. For more information, call 443-840-4560.
Upcoming planetarium shows include:
Space Witch, Oct. 29
Children will enjoy this Halloween show following the adventures of Tilly Ipswitch and her cat, Kit, as they take off on the Zoom Broom and go on a Halloween tour of outer space.
From Brown Dwarfs to Black Holes, Nov. 19
Learn about the vast range of stars from ones slightly more massive than planets to those that become supergiants and end up as black holes.
Christmas Traveler, Dec. 3
Children will want to follow a Christmas tree doll that comes to life to travel around the world and look into space searching for her favorite colors.
These planetarium shows will be held 10 a.m. in the Banneker Planetarium(D-003) at CCBC Catonsville, 800 South Rolling Road. All activities are free and open to the public. No tickets or pre-registration needed.
For more information, call 443-840-4560.
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