“Heavenly Love”: Valentine’s Day is all about romance, and there’s nothing more romantic than an evening spent gazing at the stars. What better place for stargazing than the Seminole State Planetarium?
The planetarium will present a special Valentine's Day show called "Heavenly Love" on Friday, Feb. 10 and Saturday, Feb. 11, at 8:30 p.m. and again on Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 7 p.m.
This original show explores three mythological love stories and how ancient storytellers used them to explain the night sky. The stories are:
• The Korean myth of Altair and Vega, lovers separated by the Heavenly River.
• The Algonquin legend of the great hunter Algon and his love, the seventh star maiden of the seven sisters (Pleiades).
• The Greek myth of Orion and Artemis, and how the moon lost its light.
“Central Florida Nights”: The planetarium’s flagship show, "Central Florida Nights" is a guided, interactive tour of the current night sky. The show is updated every two weeks to match the slow parade of constellations we see as the Earth revolves around the sun. In each show, visitors learn the skills to locate seven or eight constellations. The show also highlights locations and visibility of the planets, upcoming meteor showers, bright comets, and other celestial events. After the show, visitors are invited to view the night sky through the planetarium’s telescopes, weather permitting.
“Central Florida Nights” will be presented from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Feb. 3 and Feb. 17.
Live public shows are presented at the planetarium every Friday and Saturday beginning at 8:30 p.m. The planetarium is located in B-117 on the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus. The planetarium does not take reservations.
Adults -- $6
Seniors (55+) -- $4
Non-Seminole State Students -- $4
Preschoolers – Free
The planetarium is free for Seminole State students, faculty and staff with a valid Seminole State ID.
For more information and a full schedule of events, please visit www.seminolestate.edu/planet, or call 407.708.2360.