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Enid Planetarium Show June 1

The Mackie Planetarium on the Northern Oklahoma College Enid campus will present a show Thursday, June 1, at 7 p.m.

Planetarium Director Emily Nyfeler will present the night sky over Enid and show prominent constellations in our early evening sky. The constellations Leo and Ursa Major are visible in the early evening.

According to astronomy instructor Fritz Osell, most of the planets are near the sun this month.  Osell said they will dim the sun and show the planets Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Uranus near the sun in the afternoon sky.  Visitors will be able to see which of the zodiac constellations the sun and planets are visiting this month.

Osell said that visitors will go on a journey through time from the beginning of the universe through the present and 3000 years into the future.

The planetarium has installed a new projection system, and the shows will be much brighter.

There is no charge, but donations of non-perishable food items for Our Daily Bread and Loaves and Fishes are accepted.

The Mackie Planetarium, under the direction of NOC instructor Fritz Osell is one of the largest in Oklahoma.  Visitors can view the sky as it appears during any hour of the night of any year from any location on the Earth. The building can seat 115 visitors under a 40-foot diameter dome, and the chairs are custom designed to optimize the viewing experience. The planetarium can also be used as a lecture room.  For more information, contact Fritz Osell at 580.548.2314.