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May Field Trip & Luncheon
May 20, 2015 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm$15.00
Field Trip: Charles W. Brown Planetarium
Registrations due Friday, May 15th by 5 PM.
Join us for a field trip at the new Charles W. Brown Planetarium at Ball State University. University Catering will provide boxed lunches for us. We’ll eat in the Recital Hall at the David Ousley Museum of Art then head over to the planetarium fora tour of the new facility and take in wonderful show. For those who wish to ride together, MITS will provide transportation to and from BSU. The bus will meet in the parking lot behind the Horizon Convention Center and leave promptly at 11:20am.
Please Note: Due to the nature of this field trip, you may want to allow yourself a little extra time for this event. The presentation at the Planetarium is one hour by itself. We will do our best to make good use of our time but we do want to make everyone aware of the extended time. When registering, please be sure to include your boxed lunch choice.
Visit the Charles W. Brown Planetarium at Ball State University and experience the night sky as you have never seen it before. The planetarium is an immersive theater where state-of-the-art technology transforms the 52-foot dome into a simulation of the night sky as seen from Earth and from space. For example, the audience can “fly” through Saturn’s rings, land on Mars, or travel to distant stars and galaxies. By combining real images from spacecraft and telescopes with advanced computer graphics, the possibilities become almost endless. The planetarium uses a GOTO CHRONOS II Hybrid projector with a RSA Cosmos digital system to display visualizations based on real scientific data. Programs are open to the public, school groups, and Ball State University students.