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CCBC Planetarium opens winter season with four shows

Community College of Baltimore County is pleased to announce the Benjamin Banneker Planetarium will present four shows this winter season, which opens Friday, Feb. 17, 2023 at CCBC Catonsville.

Shows include:

“Try This on for Size!” 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 17, 2023
It’s a big world out there, but just how big is it? Learn more about how Earth compares to the sun and how some celestial bodies we know stack up against others in space. This show is suitable for adults and children over the age of 8. (Outside observing afterwards, weather permitting.)

“Aliens in our Solar System?” 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 18, 2023 (Children’s show)
Learn about the characteristics of the planets in our solar system and what alien life forms would have to be like in order to live there.

“Vernal Equinox,” 8 p.m., Friday, March 17, 2023
The next Vernal Equinox is Monday, March 20 at 5:43 a.m. Learn more about the equinox, if the days and nights are really exactly equal, and what’s so special about where the sun rises and sets. This show is suitable for adults and children over the age of 8. (Outside observing afterwards, weather permitting.)

“A Constellation Fairy Tale” and “The Little BIG Star,” 10 a.m., Saturday, March 18, 2023 (Children’s show)
Come hear some astronomical fairy tales such as the lady constellations and the life of Barnabas the Black Hole.

All planetarium shows are FREE and open to the public. Attendance for all shows is by reservation only. Shows are held in Room 030A (Benjamin Banneker Planetarium) located in the Mathematics and Science Hall building at CCBC Catonsville, 800 South Rolling Rd. Please call 443.840.4216 to reserve your seat in advance.

For the complete schedule of winter and spring 2023 shows, please visit Banneker Planetarium.

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About Community College of Baltimore County

Since 1957, CCBC has opened the doors to accessible, affordable, high-quality education empowering generations of area residents to transform their lives and the lives of others. Each year, nearly 50,000 students enroll at the college’s main campuses, extension centers and online to make their starts, earn degrees, launch and build careers. CCBC offers the region’s most expansive selection of degree, certificate and workplace certification programs that prepare students for transfer, job entry and career advancement in such industries as business, education, health care, information technology, cybersecurity, construction, and transportation. Designated as the “Best Community College” among the Maryland Daily Record’s 2022 Reader Rankings, CCBC is also nationally recognized as a leader in innovative learning strategies and among the nation’s top associate degree producers.

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Julie Lewis