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Seminole State College of Florida Celebrates Earth Week 2017

Seminole State College of Florida Celebrates Earth Week 2017

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 19 Apr 2017
7:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Location
Emil Buehler Planetarium at Seminole State College, Building B

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Seminole State College of Florida, home to the Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust Planetarium, will host a series of events for Earth Week 2017, a celebration of all things about our Earth.
Details of each of those events are included below.

  • Dark Horizons: Saving the Night from Light Pollution Panel
    Tuesday, April 18 | 7 p.m. | Buehler Planetarium | Free Admission
    The Planetarium presents a night dedicated to combatting light pollution. We will feature expert panelists from the International Dark-Sky Association, the Central Florida Astronomical Society, and the town of Harmony, Fla. Our experts will be discussing the importance of preserving the night sky and how light pollutions affects our environment, health, and safety.
  • Speaker Series: Paul Rosolie
    Wednesday, April 19 | 7 p.m. | Seminole State Concert Hall | Free Admission
    The Biology Department of Seminole State College presents author Paul Rosolie as he discusses his work exploring the uncharted tributaries of the western Amazon River basin.

 

  • Stellar Speaker Series: Orbits and Ice Ages
    Wednesday, April 19 | 7 p.m. | Buehler Planetarium | Free Admission
    Join us as we welcome UCF professor Dr. Daniel Britt as he discusses the history of our climate on planet Earth over the last 500 million years and what the future holds for us.

 

  • Planetarium Show: “Terra” 
    Friday, April 21 | 8:30 p.m. | Buehler Planetarium | Standard planetarium admission
    $6 adults, $4 students and adults 55+, free for College students, faculty, and staff

    In a seemingly limitless universe, only our planet, Terra, is known to harbor life. This full-dome video presentation examines what makes our five billion-year-old “third rock from the sun” so special. “Terra” takes visitors back to the very beginnings of the Earth, the massive impact that astronomers believed formed our moon and caused the separation of the first oceans from the continents. Visitors discover how the unique characteristics of Earth have made life on this planet possible, and how the planet has evolved and changed, a process that continues today. There may be billions of stars, but there is only one “Terra.”
    Appropriate for ages 5 and up.

 

  • NEW Planetarium Show: “Two Degrees: Earth on the Edge”
    Saturday, April 22 | 7 and 8:30 p.m. | Buehler Planetarium | Standard planetarium admission
    $6 adults, $4 students and adults 55+, free for College students, faculty, and staff

    Two degrees Celsius. That increase to the average temperature of Earth is believed by climate scientists to be a “point of no return” – where the profound changes to our planet’s environment and atmosphere instigated by greenhouse gas emissions could prove irreversible. “Two Degrees” explores the science of climate change and global warming, from the coldest, deepest ravines of the Antarctic to the seashores of Florida, and across millions of years of Earth’s history. Alongside the planetarium’s stunning full dome imagery and animations, “Two Degrees” is a warning – and a call to action.
    Most appropriate for ages 9 and up.

“Earth Week tells the story of our very own planet, from its geological history, our ever changing climate, and our ability to protect,” said Derek Demeter, Director of Seminole State College of Florida’s Buehler Planetarium. “Using our unique technological capabilities here at the planetarium, we hope patrons who attend our events leave with a better appreciation to our unique place in the cosmos and why it is important we protect it for generations to come.”
Located on Seminole State’s Sanford/Lake Mary Campus, the Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust Planetarium at Seminole State College of Florida offers live, interactive shows and full-dome video presentations. For more information on the Buehler Planetarium and upcoming Earth Week 2017 events, visit https://www.seminolestate.edu/planet/, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @seminoleplanet.

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