MHCC Planetarium Presents ‘Connecting to a Cosmic Perspective’

Posted: April 24, 2013

Many of our greatest challenges – personal, social and global – arise from narrowness of perspective, notes Pat Hanrahan, director of the Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) planetarium. What new solutions might arise to some of these challenges if we spent more time connected to the big picture? “Connecting to a Cosmic Perspective,” a sky show that examines the possibilities, will be presented May 6 at 7 and 8:15 p.m.

The MHCC planetarium is located beneath the library on the Gresham Campus, 26000 S.E. Stark Street. Admission for the general public is $2 and free for MHCC students and employees (with MHCC identification).

By highlighting a few amazing insights from astronomy, Dr. Todd Duncan, guest speaker, will offer information to help planetarium visitors experience a cosmic perspective.

“He will show how one’s existence is connected to everything else in the universe, so that each person can experience a moment of awareness within one strand of a vast cosmic tapestry,” says Hanrahan. “Immersed in this perspective, visitors can explore ways to feel more engaged with the mysteries beneath the surface of everyday life and more connected to the cosmos, to each other and to our own inner selves.”

Visitors are always encouraged to ask questions during each 45-minute program. Campus parking is free and no permit is required. The planetarium is wheelchair accessible.

Children are welcome (and encouraged) to attend. Planetarium shows are held the first Monday of each month, October through June. The schedule for these shows can be found at

Individuals requiring accommodations due to a disability may contact the MHCC Disability Services Office at 503-491-6923 or 503-491-7670 (TDD).

For more information, please contact the Office of College Advancement, 503-491-7204 or

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