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Free Sunday Programs Offered at FSU Planetarium, Exploratorium

Frostburg State University presents “Science Sundays” this year, with free programs offered in both the Tawes Hall Planetarium and the Compton Science Center Exploratorium every Sunday.

The 45-minute Planetarium shows are at 4 and 7 p.m., followed by a 30-minute tour at approximately 5 and 8 p.m. of the Exploratorium, which will revolving displays of FSU’s extensive collection of mammal specimens from around the world.

This fall, the Planetarium will explore the solar system, with shows on “The Inner Planets” in September, “The Giant Planets” in October and “Solar System Dwarfs” in November. The Exploratorium will feature African mammals, a display of satellite photos called “Earth as Art” and a Smithsonian exhibit on food traditions called “Key Ingredients” (from Sept. 28 to Nov. 10 only).

During the winter, the Planetarium will investigate “Heavenly Connections” in December, “Music of the Heavens” in January and “Calendars Around the World” in February. The Exploratorium will show North American mammals such as brown bears, mountain lions, antelopes and wolves.

In the spring, the Planetarium’s focus will be “The Ancients and Sky” in March, “Animal Sky Stories” in April and “Report on Planet Earth” in May. Eurasian mammals such as wild boars, Argali sheep, Saiga antelope and sloth bears will be on view in the Exploratorium.

“Science Sundays” will run from Sept. 9 to May 18 with the exception of the Sunday after Thanksgiving, FSU’s winter break and Easter. For more information, call Dr. Bob Doyle at (301) 687-4270 or (301) 687-7799 or visit the Planetarium Web site at

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call (301) 687-4102, TDD (301) 687-7955.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of News and Media Services
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-3171
Fax: 301-687-7589