University of Rhode Island Planetarium
Upper College Road
Friday, September 13, 2013
6:00 and 7:00 P.M.
As the new season of fall begins, thoughts turn to the beautiful colors of the turning leaves. But, how are we able to view these varied colors? What causes them? Cosmic Colors, an introduction to the way we see and feel, by means of the electromagnetic spectrum, will take you back to the days of Sir Isaac Newton, to the surface of Mars, and every place in between, to show you the origins and importance of such everyday phenomena as X rays, microwaves and infrared waves.
Cosmic Colors, a planetarium program for audiences of all ages, will be shown at the URI Planetarium, Upper College Road, on the URI campus, at 6:00 and 7:00 P.M. Admission, to benefit both the URI Planetarium and Frosty Drew Memorial funds, is $5.00. Cosmic Colors will be preceded by a 6-minute award-winning presentation on light pollution, and will be followed by a live segment showing the Skies at Frosty Drew Observatory, after which, skies permitting, all will be invited to Ninigret Park to view the one-day-after first quarter Moon, the planet Neptune, and several deep-sky objects with the Frosty Drew 16-inch telescope.
Come and see the beauty of color!
Frosty Drew Nature Center and Observatory is located in Ninigret Park, Charlestown, home to the darkest skies in Rhode Island. An independent, nonprofit science organization, the Frosty Drew scientists perform programs in many science disciplines. For more information, please call 401-364-9508.
The University of Rhode Island Planetarium is available for programs of many varied topics of astronomical interest. For more information, please call 401-527-5558.