Lycoming College planetarium show addresses astronomical misconceptions

Lycoming College planetarium show addresses astronomical misconceptions

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Lycoming College invites the Williamsport community to enjoy free shows in its Detwiler Planetarium on Sept. 1. The shows, which are part of Williamsport First Friday, begin at 6:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. and are open to the public.

This month's planetarium show will address some common astronomical misconceptions or questions: Why does the Moon appear bigger when it is along the horizon? Why do stars appear white if they have different colors? Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions.

Free tickets are available that evening starting at 5 p.m. outside the planetarium. Seating is first come, first seated. The planetarium is located in the Lynn Science Center on the corner of Washington Boulevard and Mulberry Street.

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