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Georgia Southern University Planetarium to Unveil Images from NASA’s Great Observatories

3-6 Georgia Southern welcomes STEM educatorsThe Georgia Southern Planetarium will take visitors on a journey to the center of our Galaxy when it unveils unprecedented mural-sized images of the Milky Way’s core as seen by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope, and Chandra X-ray Observatory. The images will be unveiled November 13, 2009 at 7 p.m. before the public evening presentation, The Lives of Stars. The stunning photographs of the central region of our Galaxy commemorate the International Year of Astronomy, which marks the 400th anniversary of Galileo’s use of the telescope to explore space. The new images will be on permanent display in the planetarium lobby and may be seen weekdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The planetarium is closed on University holidays.

The Georgia Southern Planetarium is located in the Math/Physics Building across Herty Drive from Hanner Fieldhouse on the campus of Georgia Southern University.

Please call 912-478-5292 or visit http://cost.georgiasouthern.edu/planetarium for more information.

Georgia Southern University, a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University, offers 115 degree programs serving more than 19,000 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelor, master and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement. The University, one of Georgia’s largest, is a top choice of Georgia’s HOPE scholars and is recognized for its student-centered approach to education. Visit: www.georgiasouthern.edu.puf

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