The Treasures of Orion and His Neighbors
As winter approaches, the constellation Orion is returning to dominate the night sky. The easily identifiable Orion features many objects in and around it. Not only will you find areas of intense new star formation near Orion, you can see clusters of
extremely hot stars, beautiful glowing gas clouds, evidence of violent star deaths, and much more.
The Hubble Space Telescope and other telescopes have studied the areas in and around Orion for many years. Mt. Hood Community College’s December planetarium show, “Treasures of Orion and His Neighbors,” will provide a glimpse into some of the better
images collected over the years. Showings held on Tuesday, Dec. 4, and Friday, Dec. 7, at 6 and 7:15 p.m. on both dates. There are no Friday matinee shows as may have been previously announced.
MHCC Planetarium Director Pat Hanrahan will also point out other celestial objects in the night sky and note where to find them. Visitors are encouraged to ask questions during each 45-minute live program. Children are welcome to attend. The MHCC
Planetarium is wheelchair accessible. Admission for the general public is $5, and $2 for children (17 and younger) and for MHCC students (identification required). Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. For more
information about the planetarium, visit mhcc.edu/planetarium.