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Hartnell College Planetarium Show Explores the Great Observatories on Hawaii's Mauna Kea Mountain

August 30, 2002

September visitors to the J. Frederic Ching Planetarium on the Hartnell College campus will be able to explore Hawaii's magnificent mountain Mauna Kea-an ideal site for astronomical exploration and home to the world's greatest collection of ground-based telescopes.

Image of the Observatories on Manua Kea

The show, titled "Explorers of Mauna Kea," will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, and at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21.

Incorporated within the new star show, produced by NASA and Hawaii's Bishop Museum, are two unique audience participation activities, according to Andy Newton, planetarium coordinator.

General admission is $3; tickets for youth (under 18) and seniors (60 and over) are $2.

No seating is allowed once the show begins. Tickets are sold at the door 20 minutes before show time.

The planetarium is located on the west side of the campus, near Merrill Hall.

For more information, call (831) 755-6800.