TAMIU Looks to ‘Ancient Skies’ with Weekend Planetarium Shows
Posted: 7/5/12

TAMIU Looks to ‘Ancient Skies’
with Weekend Planetarium Shows

The Texas A&M International University Lamar Bruni Vergara Science Center Planetarium will take a look at “Ancient Skies, Ancient Mysteries” with shows this weekend, July 7 and 8.

The film looks to the heavens and how ancient cultures worked to interpret and understand the sky’s movements and patterns.  Some developed calendars, some predicted the future, and some worshipped what they considered magical objects in the sky.

Other shows this weekend are “Earth, Moon and Sun” at 5 p.m., “Seven Wonders” at 6 p.m. and premium showings of “Ancient Skies, Ancient Mysteries,” at 7 p.m.

General admission is $4 for children and $5 for adults. Premium shows are $1 more.

Session II of the Planetarium’s summer offering of an “Intro to Robotics Workshop” for ages 6-10 will begin July 20.

Family Movie Day is scheduled Saturday, July 21 and will feature showings of the animated feature “Bolt” at noon, 2, 4 and 6 p.m.

For more information on Planetarium programs, call 956.326.3663 or visit tamiu.edu/planetarium

University summer hours are 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday and from 8 a.m. –noon on Fridays.

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at prmis@tamiu.edu