As the new season of spring begins, thoughts turn to the beautiful colors of the returning flowers. 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, and their relation to the colors we love so much.
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 P.M. Admission, to benefit the URI Planetarium Memorial fund, is $5.00. Cosmic Colors will be preceded by a 6-minute award-winning presentation on light pollution, Losing the Dark, and will be followed by a live segment showing the Skies above the URI campus.
Come and see the beauty of color!
The University of Rhode Island Planetarium is available for programs of many varied topics of astronomical interest for all age groups. For more information, please call 401-527-5558.