YOU'RE INVITED: MHS planetarium looks back at giant leap for mankind

Publish Date: 09/30/2019

Marion High School’s state-of-the-art planetarium will put on a special show that celebrates the 50th anniversary of the first human steps on the moon, which happened in the summer of 1969. Come learn about the history of humans and space travel — and the milestone that astronaut Neil Armstrong called “one giant leap for mankind”.

The public is invited to MHS for “To Go to the Moon and Back Safely”. The show will last approximately one hour. Showings will be as follows:

  • 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, and Saturday, Oct. 5
  • 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6

Admission is free, but seating is limited and on a first-come, first-seated basis. Come early for a spot on the day of the show. Doors will open about 30 minutes before each showing. Enter MHS through Door 22 at the front of the building. MHS is located at 750 W. 26th St.

The planetarium at MHS was renovated in fall 2012. It boasts state-of-the-art LED cove lighting; 5.1 surround sound system with JBL cinema series speakers that push 2400 watts of power; a Digitarium Kappa projector that broadcasts full dome shows; and seating for 54.

Marion Community Schools is pleased to be able to present this special show to the public and share our exceptional facilities with the community in this way. This is a great opportunity for a special experience with the family, right here in Marion!

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