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SUNY Oswego Planetarium To Explore Celestial Calendar

OSWEGO — The SUNY Oswego planetarium will present “The Calendar,” exploring how solar and lunar happenings relate to time on Earth, at 7 p.m. each Sunday during February.

Host Dr. John Zielinski of Oswego’s physics faculty will examine the development of the modern solar calendar, the Gregorian Calendar.

He will also discuss solar-lunar calendars, such as the Chinese and Hebrew calendars, and pure lunar calendars, such as the Muslim calendar.

Telescopic observations will follow the planetarium show if weather permits.

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.