In preparation for the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse on August 21, Morehead State University's Star Theater will host special presentations of the program "Totality," August 14 through 18.
Totality is a fascinating look at all the wonders of eclipses, especially total solar eclipses.
The 25-minute program, produced by Bays Mountain Planetarium, examines what eclipses are, how and when they occur, and what wonderful sights they create. It also looks back to a fascinating period in scientific discovery when general relativity was proven with the photographic recording of a total solar eclipse.
This production includes a variety of wonderful styles - from spectacular space environments to humorous pop-up books. A very special part of the show relates, in a very human way, what happens when you are caught in the shadow of the moon and the sun is plunged into a total solar eclipse.
Programs will be held at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. each night Monday through Friday. Monday through Thursday the 6 p.m. program will be followed by a 15 minute talk/question and answer session presented by Dr. Thomas Pannuti, professor of astrophysics and space science.
The 7 p.m. program will be followed by a 15 minute talk/question and answer session presented by Dr. Dirk Grupe, assistant professor of astrophysics and space science. There will be no talks after the Friday programs.
Admission for these programs is $2 per person (4 years old and under admitted free).
For information, call the Space Science Center's Star Theater at 783-9593 or visit its website at www.moreheadstate.edu/startheater.