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NOC Mackie Planetarium hosting show March 7

Planetarium Show

The March planetarium show at the NOC Enid Mackie Planetarium will be Thursday evening March 7 at 7 p.m.

Planetarium director Fritz Osell will show the night sky over Enid during spring and point out where interesting objects may be found in the evening sky.

He will also present a new full dome show for children about “The Legend of Hercules.”  The planetarium shows are now greatly enhanced by the implementation of a new and more powerful projection system.

The feature this month is about planets.

“We will show visitors our night sky from Enid and point out stars having known planetary systems,” Osell said.  “You will be quite surprised at how many stars have planets.  We will also demonstrate to visitors how to gain access to remotely operated telescopes in the Canary Islands and in Chile.”

Public shows are always the first Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. throughout the year.

There is no charge for the show.  Donations of non-perishable food items for Our Daily Bread are welcome but not required.

Northern Oklahoma College, the state’s first public two-year community college, is a multi-campus, land-grant institution that provides high quality, accessible, and affordable educational opportunities and services.

NOC serves nearly 4,000 students through the home campus in Tonkawa, branch in Enid, and NOC/OSU Gateway Program in Stillwater.  Of these students about 80% receive financial aid and/or scholarships. 75% of NOC students complete their degree with zero debt.

The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and offers associate degrees in three general areas: Arts, Science and Applied Science; the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs; and the Accreditation Commission for Education and Nursing.

For more information about Northern Oklahoma College please call (580) 628-6208 or visit the NOC website at