St. Joseph, Mo. – The Bushman Planetarium at Missouri Western State University will have upcoming public showings of “Africa: The Serengeti” and “Wonders of the Universe.”
According to a press release from Missouri Western, “Africa: The Serengeti” chronicles a spectacle that few humans have ever witnessed, the Great Migration. It takes viewers on a journey with more than 1.5 million animals as they travel more than 500 miles across the Serengeti Plains in Tanzania and Kenya. The film is narrated by James Earl Jones.
“Wonders of the Universe” allows the viewer to peer deep into space through the eyes of the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope and travel billions of years back in time to witness the birth of the universe.
The Bushman Planetarium inside Agenstein Hall on the Missouri Western campus features a Digistar 4 projection system and a dome that is slightly tilted, rather than directly overhead, making viewing easier.
“Africa: The Serengeti” will be shown at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 26, and “Wonders of the Universe” will be shown at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8.
Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children, students and senior citizens. Tickets must be purchased in advance on the planetarium website or in person at Agenstein Hall, room 140 until 4 p.m. the day of the show. Doors open 20 minutes before show time.
For more information, call (816) 271-4288.