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Planetarium acquires Secrets of Gravity show

Program to hold August 17 premiere of new program on the work of Albert Einstein

Planetarium Public Show

This month, the Peña Planetarium will acquire 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 twelve-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 September 4.

A public premiere of the full-dome program will be held on Friday, August 17 at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m. The Planetarium & Science Center is located at 11535 Avenue 264 in Visalia. For additional information, call (559) 733-6433.