MHCC Planetarium, Summer Sky Highlights and the Transit of Venus: Jun 4, 2012 7PM & 8PM

06/04/2012 - 7:00pm
06/04/2012 - 9:00pm
MHCC Planetarium, Summer Sky Highlights and the Transit of Venus: Jun 4, 2012 7PM & 8PM. Last show until next October. Info here!
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MHCC Planetarium website

Summer Sky Highlights

When: Mon Jun 4, 2012
Show Times: 7:00PM and 8:15PM
Where: Mt Hood Community College
Planetarium Sky Theater
26000 SE Stark St
Gresham, OR
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Admission $2. MHCC students are admitted free.
The Sky Theater is wheelchair accessible.

Summer Sky Highlights
Summertime provides many amazing opportunities for observing the evening sky. Learn about the “Summer Sky Highlights and the Transit of Venus” in the final sky show of the academic year. Planetarium director Pat Hanrahan will show visitors how to locate the planets and prominent constellations, star clusters, galaxies and nebulae. He will also review the recent solar eclipse that was visible from Oregon.

Final show
Last show this school year. Planetarium shows will return next fall.

All shows are presented under a realistic representation of the night sky, featuring the latest galactic, stellar and planetary images.

Visitors are encouraged to ask questions during each 45-minute program. Children are welcome to attend.

Parking Change
Parking permits are required and may be purchased for $3 at ticket kiosks located by the flagpoles (north parking) and gym (south parking). (Violators will be ticketed)

ADA Services
Individuals requiring accommodations due to a disability should contact the MHCC Disability Services Office at 503-491-6923 or 503-491-7670 (TDD). Please call at least two weeks prior to the event to ensure availability.

Upcoming Shows

Dec. 5, 2011 New Views of The Old Moon
Jan. 2, 2012 2012 Sky Watch Preview (is the movie right about 2012?)
Feb. 6, 2012 Supernovae: The Spectacular Deaths of Big Stars!
Mar. 5, 2012 Mars and Venus at Their Best & Spring Sky Highlights
April 2, 2012 The Greatest Hits of the Greatest Telescopes
May 7, 2012 The Southern Sky from Namibia
June 4, 2012 Summer Sky Highlights and the Transit of Venus

All shows are on the first Monday of each month at 7:00PM and 8:15PM

More Info?
Contact Pat Hanrahan, MHCC Planetarium Director and Astronomy Instructor by phone 503-491-7297, email

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