El Paso’s Gene Roddenberry Planetarium to Host Free Educational Programs in July
If you’re looking for a free, fun and educational thing to do with the kids this month, take in a show at the Gene Roddenberry Planetarium.
(It’s also a cheap, entertaining way to beat the summer heat, by the way!)
On Mondays through Thursdays from July 17 – August 3, the planetarium will be hosting a presentation several times a day on the Earth, Sun, and Moon for families and individuals interested in learning about the 3 celestial bodies and how they all work together as a system.
Because the program is free and seating is limited, you cannot reserve tickets in advance. Tickets will be given out 30 minutes before the scheduled start time on a first-come-first-served basis. No child will be admitted unless accompanied by a parent or adult family member.
“Earth, Moon & Sun”
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• 11 a.m.
• 2 p.m.
• 5 p.m.
“This family show explores the relationship between the Earth, Moon and Sun with the help of Coyote, an amusing character adapted from Native American oral traditions, who has many misconceptions about Earth and its most familiar neighbors.
Learn why the Sun rises and sets and the basics of fusion and solar energy. Examine the Moon’s orbit, craters, phases and eclipses. The show also explores past and future space travel to the Moon and beyond.”