Fiske Planetarium To Present 'Boulder Skies' On June 19

first_imgThe wonders of the summer sky and tips on observing the International Space Station will be presented at the University of Colorado at Boulder’s Fiske Planetarium during the live astronomy show “Boulder Skies” on Tuesday, June 19, at 8 p.m. Fiske lecturers Sanlyn Buxner and Deidre Brucker will guide the audience on a tour of Boulder’s magnificent view of the heavens and will discuss upcoming celestial events. Launched in November 1998, the International Space Station will soon be one of the night’s most luminous spectacles. By 2004, when the station has all its parts intact, it will be the sky’s third brightest object after the sun and moon. But for now most folks wishing to view it still need a little help, and during the show they will learn the best times to view the mammoth spacecraft orbiting 230 miles above Earth. During the show visitors also will track the movement of planets through the summer sky and beyond. They will view images of the night sky as it appears to the naked eye, through telescopes and in wavelengths of light normally invisible to human perception. Tickets go on sale at 7:30 p.m. the night of the show and are $4 for adults and $3 for seniors and children. Fiske Planetarium is located at Regent Drive and Kittredge Loop Drive on the CU-Boulder campus. Free parking is available just west of the planetarium in university lot 308. For information on upcoming planetarium shows or other programs call (303) 492-5001 or visit the planetarium’s Web site at http://www.colorado.edu/fiske. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: June 5, 2001 last_img read more