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CCBC Planetarium to present four new shows

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Spring is here, and that means it's time to look to the sky!

Community College of Baltimore County is pleased to announce the Benjamin Banneker Planetarium will present four shows this spring season, which opens Friday, April 12, 2024 at CCBC Catonsville. Shows include:

“Full Moon Folklore” 8 p.m., Friday, April 12, 2024
There’s more to the “man in the moon” than means the eye! Learn some of the stories and names associated with the different types of full moon, and where they came from. This show is suitable for adults and children over the age of 8. (Outside observing afterwards, weather permitting.)

“Double Feature Under the Dome!” 10 a.m., Saturday, April 13, 2024
(Children’s show)
Discover how a young boy learned to love the dark in “The Boy Who Hated the Nighttime” and how a young duckling learned why the moon changes shape in “Dudley the Curious Duckling.”

“Back to the Moon!” 8 p.m., Friday, May 10, 2024
We’ve successfully launched the Artemis 1 rocket on an unmanned journey to the moon. Artemis 2 is scheduled to launch this November with a full human crew that will test the various components needed for a manned landing near the south pole of the moon in 2025. Learn about NASA’s plans and the pros and the cons of returning to the moon. This show is suitable for adults and children over the age of 8. (Outside observing afterwards, weather permitting.)

“Secrets of Our Nearest Neighbor” 10 a.m., Saturday, May 11, 2024
(Children’s show)
Many years ago, we sent people to the moon. Now we are going back and want to use it as a base to explore Mars. Learn more about Mars and its secrets that we want to uncover.

All planetarium shows are free and open to the public. Shows are held in Room 030A (Benjamin Banneker Planetarium) located in the Mathematics and Science Hall building at CCBC Catonsville, 800 South Rolling Rd.

For the complete schedule of winter and spring 2024 shows, please visit Banneker Planetarium.

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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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Lisa Harlow

Coordinator, Media Relations