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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Vernal Equinox Celebration

Today, the earth's axis is aligned in a way that both day and night will be of approximately equal lengths. This twice yearly phenomenon, known as an equinox, will be celebrated at Santa Fe Community College with a day filled with lectures, crafts, activities and planetarium shows. Starting at 3pm and running until 11pm, the Kika Silva Pla Planetarium and the Natural Sciences Department at Santa Fe College, along with the Alachua Astronomy Club, presents the 2010 Equinox Moon Celebration.

The event offers attendees a chance to come closer to the astronomical objects that rule our skies with a meteorite display, telescopes to view the moon, astronomical art and a new planetarium show. Activities are free, and for this special day, planetarium visitors can enjoy half-priced shows- $2.50 for adults, $2 for children and $5 for the Music 360 shows.

The planetarium is located at 3000 NW 83rd Street, Building X-129. For a full schedule of events click here.


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