The great Orion Nebula, Messier 42, NGC1976, a
star forming gas cloud visible to the naked eye if viewed from
a very dark place located in the middle of sword of Orion "the
The "How are Stars Born?" program will be partially understandable by children and adults of all educational levels. This is real science, and no one understands it all, including the speaker-but all will have the opportunity to increase their understanding. The pictures of star-forming regions are worth seeing for their beauty alone. Questions are encouraged during the show. A double-your money-back guarantee is assured. Of course, as always, the admission to these shows at the Montgomery College planetarium is free.
The planetarium shows 1,834 naked eye stars, the Milky Way (the
diffuse band of light caused by the disk of our own galaxy), and
the five naked-eye planets (Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and
Saturn) under a twenty-four-foot dome with forty-two comfortable
chairs. The planetarium is located on Fenton Street on the Takoma
Park campus of Montgomery College. It is attached to the Science
South building on the ground level and has a conspicuous
silver-colored domed roof.
The stars are the province of all of mankind. An astrophysicist will answer questions about the universe.
Montgomery College's Planetarium home page
Web page by Dr. Harold Alden Williams.
Last changed 6:36AM, January 28, 2013.