Planetarium Show Explores ‘The Universe in Infrared’
Posted Feb. 21, 2011
Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) will present a planetarium show, March 7, on “The Universe in Infrared.”
Explore objects that we have only recently been able to see. Besides the Hubble telescope, there are other space telescopes (one even bigger than Hubble) that are devoted to seeing in infrared. These allow astronomers to observe new processes such as star birth and the extent of dust clouds between the stars. We will show some of the latest pictures from the new European space telescopes as well as those from the Hubble, WISE and Spitzer space telescopes followed by a tour of the night sky on the planetarium dome.
“The Universe in Infrared” will be presented live at 7 and 8:15 p.m. in the MHCC Planetarium Sky Theater, located near the library on the Gresham campus, 26000 SE Stark Street. Visitors are encouraged to ask questions during each 45-minute program.
Children are welcome to attend. The planetarium is wheelchair accessible. Admission for the general public is $2 and free for MHCC students. (Student identification required). Planetarium shows are held the first Monday of each month, October through June.
Individuals requiring accommodations due to a disability may contact the MHCC Disability Services Office at 503-491-6923 or 503-491-7670 (TDD).