Lourdes’ Appold Planetarium to host ‘Bad Astronomy’ programs | Events
TOLEDO, OH (PRESS RELEASE) - Were the Apollo visits to the moon actually a hoax? Have aliens landed on Earth? Can you tell your future by the stars? Did the Mayans really predict the end of the world in 2012? Prepare to debunk and tackle pseudoscience head-on with the new planetarium show Bad Astronomy: Myths and Misconceptions.
Based on the popular book and website of the same name, Bad Astronomy offers a unique and fun approach to learning about the cosmos. Join the “Bad Astronomer” Phil Plait as he takes a critical look at popular myths and misconceptions to show audiences how science can be used to evaluate questionable claims.
Created by the staff of the Dassault Systemes Planetarium and narrated by WJR-AM’s radio personality Rachel Nevada, Bad Astronomy will interest both new and experienced astronomers of all ages as it examines bad science wherever it can be found. A video preview of the show can be found at www.lourdes.edu/planetarium.
Shows will be held at 7:30 p.m. on January 28 and February 11 and 25.
Admission is $5 for adults and $4 for children under 12 and for Lourdes students presenting their student ID. Shows at the Appold Planetarium are limited to 50 and often sell out. For more information or to purchase tickets contact Dr. Laura Megeath, Appold Planetarium Coordinator, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 419-517-8897.