The William M Thomas Planetarium will show "Two Small Pieces of Glass" on Thursday, April 19th from 7:30 to 8:30 PM. Doors will open at 7:00 PM and will be closed during the one-hour program with no late admittance. Tickets are available for $6.50/adults and $4.50/seniors+children 5-12 years old from the Bakersfield College Ticket Office only (tickets will NOT be sold at the door) starting March 22nd. The BC Ticket Office is in Business Services (395-4326) and the William M Thomas Planetarium is on the second floor, northwest end of the Math-Science Building, Room 112. The map below shows you where the ticket office and the planetarium are. No food, drink, or gum/candy is allowed in the planetarium. Children must be 5 years or older.
The one-hour show will begin with a short tour of the evening sky using the planetarium's new Goto Chronos star projector followed by the 25-minute all-dome presentation called "Two Small Pieces of Glass" using our Spitz SciDome projector. Produced to engage and appeal to audiences of all ages, "Two Small Pieces of Glass" traces the history of the telescope from Galileo's modifications to a child's spyglass—using two small pieces of glass—to the launch of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and the future of astronomy. It explores the wonder and discovery made by astronomers through out the last 400 years. Link to more about Two Small Pieces of Glass on the 400 Years of the Telescope website.
Also see the map section of the website for a more detailed map to the planetarium, disabled access and driving directions.
last updated: January 16, 2012
Webpage contact: Nick Strobel