TAMIU Planetarium Features
On a clear night, you might see the
Big Dipper, Mars and maybe even a meteor or two. With "Stars of the Pharaohs" at
the Texas A&M International University's Lamar Bruni Vergara Planetarium,
you can see how the ancient Egyptians saw their night sky and how they used
science to build a workable calendar, align buildings and tell time.
The show will run Friday, Aug. 4 at
8 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 5 at 7 p.m.
of the Pharaohs," narrated by John Rhys-Davies of "Lord of the Rings" and "Raiders
of the Lost Ark" fame, takes audiences to ancient Egypt and explains
ancient Egyptian architecture, mathematics and astronomical tradition.
Ancient Egyptians mythological beliefs were based on a connection they felt
with the stars and various astronomical phenomena.
will also have a chance to see some of the most spectacular temples and tombs
of the ancient world, such as Tut's tomb, all recreated in their original
shows currently showing at the Planetarium include: "Kaluoka'hina,
The Enchanted Reef," an adventure story for young and young-at-heart; "Wonders
of the Universe," takes audiences deep into space through the eyes
of the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope and back billions of years in
time to witness the birth of the universe; and "enTRANCEd," a
music entertainment show that combines digital animation, laser beamwork,
and live-performed visual effects inside the TAMIU theatre's 45-foot
dome fashioned to a combination of modern and classic examples of Techno,
Rave, and Trance styles.
admission tickets for "Kaluoka'hina" and "Wonders" is
$5; tickets to "Pharaohs" and "enTRANCEd" cost $6; tickets
for TAMIU students, faculty and staff and children under 12 are $4 for "Kaluoka'hina" and "Wonders" and
$5 for "Pharaohs" and "enTRANCEd."
a ticket for a second showing on the same weekend, and save $2 off the second
ticket. Group rates are available for 50 or more people; advance reservations
available weekdays and during weekends is the downlink to NASA 24-hour programming
on the Plasma TV above the lobby Planetarium door. All the latest developments
in the space program and its findings are shown here first.
more information and show schedule, visit the Planetarium on the Web at tamiu.edu/coas/planetarium or call 956. 326.2444.
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