MHCC Planetarium Presents ‘The Greatest Hits of the Greatest Telescopes’
Posted: March 22, 2012
Hubble, once the most powerful telescope ever built, now has competition -- new telescopes in Europe and elsewhere are producing the best images ever seen by the human eye. View these images and learn more about the spring sky at the Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) Planetarium show, April 2 on the Gresham Campus, 26000 S.E. Stark St.
“The new telescopes have allowed us to peer into nebulae and witness the birth of new stars and interactions of galaxy mergers,” says Pat Hanrahan, planetarium director. The Greatest Hits of the Greatest Telescopes will be presented live at 7 and 8:15 p.m. in the College’s Sky Theatre. Admission for the general public is $2 and free for MHCC students with MHCC identification. Parking is free during the show.
“The spring sky continues to show Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn,” adds Hanrahan, “and Jupiter will soon be lost to the sunset before it reappears in the morning sky later this summer. Learn where to find these planets in the night sky and see how they are changing their locations.”
The MHCC Planetarium Sky Theatre is located near the library on the Gresham Campus. Visitors are encouraged to ask questions during each 45-minute program. Children are welcome to attend. The planetarium is wheelchair accessible.
Planetarium shows are held the first Monday of each month, October through June. Visit mhcc.edu/planetarium for a listing of scheduled shows for the remainder of the academic year.
Individuals requiring accommodations due to a disability should contact the MHCC Disability Services Office at 503-491-6923 or 503-491-7670 (TDD). Please call at least two weeks prior to the event to ensure availability.