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SUNY Oswego Planetarium To Explore ‘A Trillion Planets’

OSWEGO — The SUNY Oswego planetarium will present “A Trillion Planets” at 7 p.m. each Sunday during April.

Having already discovered more than 3,000 exoplanets around other stars, astronomers now believe the stars of the Milky Way galaxy could have about a trillion planets, according to Dr. Scott Roby, director of the college’s planetarium.

In this program, Roby will explore other known planetary systems using new 3D models in the facility’s updated software. “We are on the verge of finding twins of Earth for the first time,” Roby noted.

Sunday shows will continue through June, with changing topics each month in the state-of-the-art facility on the second floor of the Richard S. Shineman Center for Science, Engineering and Innovation.

The planetarium has limited seating, so guests are encouraged to arrive a bit early. Shows are recommended for children ages 4 and older. Children 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

No food or drink is permitted in the facility.

Parking is free in the commuter lot off Washington Boulevard and the employee lot off Centennial Boulevard across from the Shineman Center.