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Planetarium presenting special shows over Spring Break

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The University of Memphis Lambuth M. D. Anderson Planetarium in Jackson will present a special series of shows for students for the week of Jackson-Madison County Public Schools spring break that runs March 11-15.

Two shows a day will be presented, one at 10:30 a.m. and the next at 3 p.m. The shows will rotate with two different shows being presented each day. For more information, email planetarium@memphis.edu, or call Holley Wood, coordinator, at 731.425.7368.

In addition, the planetarium’s regular schedule of shows for March will feature:

  • Tuesday, March 5, 5:30 p.m. – Light Years from Andromeda
  • Friday, March 8, 1:30 p.m. – Light Years from Andromeda
  • Friday, March 8, 3:45 p.m. – Kids’ After School Special Planetarium Show – Seasonal Stargazing
  • Tuesday, March 12, 5:30 p.m. – “Hubble Vision
  • Friday, March 15, 1:30 p.m. – “Hubble Vision
  • Tuesday, March 19, 5:30 p.m. – Two Small Pieces of Glass
  • Friday, March 22, 1:30 p.m. – Two Small Pieces of Glass
  • Saturday, March 23, 9:30 a.m.: Kids’ Saturday Morning Planetarium Show – “Capcom GO!
  • Tuesday, March 26, 5:30 AND 6:30 p.m. – Seasonal Stargazing
  • Friday, March 29, 1:30 p.m. – Seasonal Stargazing

Doors open 15 minutes before showtime. For safety reasons, there is no seating once the IN USE lights are on. No food or drink is allowed in the auditorium. 

The University of Memphis-Lambuth M. D. Anderson Planetarium was built in 1967 and rededicated in 1973 through a generous grant from the M. D. Anderson Foundation, in honor of Jackson native and philanthropist, Monroe Dunaway Anderson. The Planetarium’s 30-foot dome seats 60 and presents regularly scheduled public shows via its Digitarium Alpha 2+ digital projector. The only public planetarium in West Tennessee outside of Memphis, the University of Memphis-Lambuth M. D. Anderson Planetarium serves the public as well as community and school groups with a wide range of presentations. 

Presentations are free to groups and individuals, with free parking in the conveniently located Oxley lot. 
With all the power of a major research university behind it, the UofM Lambuth is the most comprehensive and only four-year public university in Jackson and serves the West Tennessee area and beyond. The University of Memphis Lambuth offers 19 bachelor’s degrees, five master’s degrees, and two doctoral degrees, and has an enrollment of more than 900 students. For more information, about the University of Memphis Lambuth, visit www.memphis.edu/lambuth, call 731.425.1904, or email planetarium@memphis.edu.

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