MHCC Planetarium - Spring Sky

Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) will present a planetarium show April 4 on “Guide to the Spring Sky.”

“Springtime is galaxy time,” notes Pat Hanrahan, MHCC planetarium director. “Learn about marvels of the spring sky that are visible to the naked eye or through ordinary binoculars and find where they reside. Included in this tour are Saturn, constellations, galaxies, star clusters and a massive black hole.”

Hanrahan says the program is appropriate for all ages and uses science, history and sky lore to link the audience with the spring skies.

“Guide to the Spring Sky” will be presented live at 7 and 8:15 p.m. in the MHCC Planetarium Sky Theater, located near the library on the Gresham campus, 26000 SE Stark Street. Visitors are encouraged to ask questions during each 45-minute program.
Children are welcome to attend. The planetarium is wheelchair accessible. Admission for the general public is $2 and free for MHCC students. (Student identification required.)

Planetarium shows are held the first Monday of each month, October through June. The May 2 show will be “Saturn Returns.”

Individuals requiring accommodations due to a disability may contact the MHCC Disability Services Office at 503-491-6923 or 503-491-7670 (TDD).

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Travis Apollonius says ... on Wednesday, Mar 16 at 12:55 AM

Awesome. I've had the fortune to see several of the MHCC planetarium shows and they are always incredibly informative and interesting. I would highly recommend anyone who is interested in astronomy to try to get out to one, the price can't be beat.

FirstSgtMike says ... on Tuesday, Mar 15 at 10:49 PM

I can assure you won't see the constellation shown in the photograph accompanying this story in our springtime night skies. That's Crux, aka The Southern Cross, and unfortunately, it's too far south in declination to be visible from our latitude!

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