• MHCC Planetarium Preview: The Milky Way in All of Its Glory

    March Presentation Explores Our Galaxy and its Many Mysteries

    The Milky Way appears each night in our sky, yet many people can’t see it because of urban lighting. Here is your chance to view our vast galaxy in all its brilliance: no telescope needed.

    This March, the MHCC Planetarium will show “The Milky Way in All of Its Glory,” a program dedicated to investigating how the Milky Way appears from different places around our planet and to exploring the wonders of this sprawling space system. During the show, Pat Hanrahan, planetarium director, will present evidence of a massive black hole at the center of the Milky Way, discuss how our galaxy has been used in award-winning photographs and examine some of scientists’ latest findings about our system.

    Hanrahan will also show visitors the current night sky with the planets and stars visible. Visitors are always encouraged to ask questions during the 45-minute program.

    Campus parking is free and no permit is required. The planetarium is wheelchair accessible. All shows are presented under a realistic representation of the night sky, featuring the latest galactic, stellar and planetary images. Admission is only $5. MHCC students (with valid IDs) and children under 18 are $2. Children are welcome (and encouraged) to attend.

    The MHCC Planetarium Sky Theater is located beneath the library, on the Gresham campus, at 26000 SE Stark St. Individuals requiring accommodations due to a disability may contact the MHCC Disability Services Office at 503-491-6923 or 503-491-7670 (TDD).

    More information about the Planetarium, including details about private Friday showings for schools, clubs and senior groups, is available at mhcc.edu/planetarium.

    The Milky Way in All of Its Glory:March 7 – 6 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.
     March 10 – 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.