Starting in Fall 2017, we are offering a series of evening planetarium programs just for FSU students! Ram Night events in the planetarium will be offered free of charge, but students must show a valid FSU ID for entry. Space in the planetarium is limited to the first 60 arrivals at each event. FSU students are of course also welcome to attend any of our public events, or to schedule private planetarium events for clubs or organizations.

SCHEDULE

March 23, 2018 6:30PM

Water: our most precious resource. Without it, life could not exist on our planet. Is the reverse also true? If we search for water, will we also find life? Join us as we explore our solar system and discover what makes our world stand out among the Sun’s family of planets. Stunning imagery will captivate you as we journey to, and sometimes even below, the surfaces of our neighbor worlds to discover whether or not life might be possible beyond our home planet.

In addition to the film, we will also take a look at the current night sky.

February 23, 2018 8:00PM

Is there an Earth 2.0 somewhere out there in the universe?

Humans have long imagined exotic and intriguing worlds beyond our solar system. However, in recent years, science fiction has become science reality. Join your fellow Rams at the FSU Planetarium for a night of exploring new worlds. Undiscovered Worlds reveals the real science being used by astronomers today to identify these alien wanderers, and will leave you all wondering what it will mean if (or when) we discover another Earth.

We will be screening the extended version of Undiscovered Worlds which is 34 minutes long and includes scenes not shown in the original version. In addition to the film, we will also take a look at the current night sky.

January 26, 2018 8:00pm

Are you afraid of the dark?

Last year, many of your FSU classmates joined us for the wildly popular premier screening of Phantom of the Universe. This new fulldome film, produced in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and CERN, home of the Large Hadron Collider, will introduce you to one of the most intriguing concepts in current physics research: dark matter. What is this mysterious, invisible substance that seems to make up most of our universe? Find out at the FSU Planetarium.

This presentation will also include a live tour of your winter night sky, from the warm comfort of your planetarium seat. We’ll look at everything you can see with your eyes, before diving into the invisible universe of dark matter.

Ram Night Information

  • The entrance to the FSU Planetarium is located in the O’Connor Parking Lot. The planetarium can also be accessed through the basement level of O’Connor Hall (glass door across from room G18).
  • There is no cost to attend Ram Nights at the Planetarium, but admission is limited to FSU students only. Be prepared to show your student ID for admission.
  • We are always seeking volunteers to assist at Ram Nights and other planetarium events. Very minimal commitment, but great opportunity. Reliable volunteers have the opportunity to learn to operate planetarium equipment and present shows on their own. Contact cmc@framingham.edu if you are interested in becoming a volunteer.
  • Questions? Contact cmc@framingham.edu
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