Supernovae: The Spectacular Deaths of Big Stars; MHCC Planetarium Sky Theater: Feb 6, 2012 7PM & 8PM

02/06/2012 - 7:00pm
02/06/2012 - 8:00pm
Supernovae: The Spectacular Deaths of Big Stars; MHCC Planetarium Sky Theater: Feb 6, 2012 7PM & 8PM. Info Here!
MHCC Planetarium website


When: Mon Feb 6, 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.

Supernovae: The Spectacular Deaths of Big Stars
Last September, scientists discovered one of the closest supernovae that had been observed in decades in an area called the Pinwheel Galaxy. Just what is a supernova and how powerful can it be? Find out the answers to these questions when Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) presents “Supernovae: The Spectacular Deaths of Big Stars!” The show will be presented live on Monday, Feb. 6, at 7 and 8:15 p.m. in the College’s Planetarium Sky Theater.

“This will be an opportunity to learn about historical supernovae, how they were formed and see some great photos,” says Pat Hanrahan, Planetarium director.“During the show, we will use a star projector to see where these supernovae were discovered and also discuss highlights of the current night sky.”

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 Changes
Parking permits are required and may be purchased for $3 at ticket kiosks located by the flagpoles and gym. (Violators will be ticketed and/or towed)

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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