TAMIU Planetarium Sets Open House Monday
Posted: 12/18/14

TAMIU Lamar Bruni Vergara Planetarium
Hosts Open House, Family Activities Monday

Fun activities for children and families wait this holiday season at  the Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) Lamar Bruni Vergara Planetarium.

As part of its seasonal Open House, the Planetarium will show a free admission pre-screening of its brand new show, “Cosmic Adventures” every 30 minutes from 1 – 4:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 22. It will also offer free arts and crafts as well as face painting for kids.

The Open House is free and open to the public.

Cosmic Adventures is a show for families that takes audiences on a roller coaster ride from the moon through the universe, our galaxy and solar system. The high-speed adventures immerse the audience in some of the most amazing sites in the universe.

Peter Davis, Planetarium director, said that the pre-screening will serve as an opportunity for those in the community to visit the Planetarium and enjoy the holiday season with their children in a full dome with 3D effects.

“We welcome everyone to visit this Planetarium Open House, enjoy the pre-screening and the holiday spirit,” Davis said.

Remaining regular Planetarium shows and schedules for December include:

Thursday, December 18 -- 5 p.m., “Zula Patrol: Down to Earth;” 6 p.m., “Mystery of the Christmas Star.”

Saturday, December 20 -- 2 p.m., “Mystery of the Christmas Star;” 3 p.m., “Let it Snow” (Music Show); 4 p.m. “Season of Light; ” 5 p.m., “Mystery of the Christmas Star”

Monday, December 22 -- Planetarium Open House, “Cosmic Adventures,” free admission, shows every 30 minutes starting at 1 p.m.

For more information, please call Davis at 326.2463. For show information, call 326.DOME (3663).

University office hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Offices will be closed for the holidays starting at noon on Tuesday, Dec. 23. Regular office hours will resume at 8 a.m. Monday, Jan. 5.

Spring 2015 classes at TAMIU begin Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015.

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