First Friday: Astronomy Updates 2019

Join planetarium manager Buddy Stark as he walks through just a few of the things we’ve learned about our universe over the course of 2019. We’ll look at Saturn’s 20 newly found moons, helium hydride (and why you should care), an impossible white dwarf star (that exists), a huge puffy Jupiter exoplanet, and more. We’ll also look at some of the human achievements in space and space technology during 2019 including the first female spacewalk, a new spacesuit that’s designed on a per astronaut basis, light sail 2, and the continuing protests in Hawaii about an upcoming telescope. Join us as we look at humanity’s progress over the course of just one year! Includes 7:00 p.m. showing of Cosmic Christmas.

Date: Friday, December 6
Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Location: Longway Planetarium
Genesee County Residents: $3.50 adults, $2.50 seniors ages 60+, $2.50 youth ages 2-11
Non-Residents: $7 adults, $5 seniors ages 60+, $5 youth ages 2-11
Members: Free admission

Join us every second Saturday at 6:00 p.m.