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Planetarium debuts ‘Secrets of Gravity’ show Friday, Aug. 17

Planetarium debuts ‘Secrets of Gravity’ show Friday, Aug. 17


VISALIA– The Peña Planetarium acquired a new program entitled The Secrets of Gravity – In the Footsteps of Albert Einstein.

The show, which is designed for fourth- to eighth-grade audiences, follows the adventures of 12-year-old Luke, a young magician’s apprentice, who is far more interested in the universe and its secrets than in magic spells. He is fascinated by the stars, the universe, and the laws of nature.

One night, Luke sneaks into the Albert Einstein Museum where he meets AlbyX3, a small, clever but rather quirky robot, who knows all about Albert Einstein and his theories. Alby takes Luke on a magical journey through space and time during which they not only uncover the secrets of gravity, but also learn about friendship and imagination.

“We are very excited to add The Secrets of Gravity to our show offerings,” said Conan Palmer, Planetarium & Science Center coordinator. “It’s a multi-award winning animation that expands our instructional content in space, history, and physics.” Mr. Palmer reports that teachers may begin making reservations to see The Secrets of Gravity on Sept. 4.

A public premiere of the full-dome program will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 17. The Planetarium & Science Center is located at 11535 Avenue 264 in Visalia. For additional information, call 559-733-6433.

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