Astronomy series continues with 'Black Holes'

ALBANY -- The Thronateeska Heritage Center is offering its second event in the Astronomy Series, "Black Holes," at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Thronateeska Heritage Center, 100 W. Roosevelt Ave. in the Wetherbee Planetarium.

The evening begins with a pre-film discussion on the constellations Leo and Ursa Major by museum guide staff and staff astronomer Jim Friese. The feature film is "Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity," an internationally best-selling planetarium film about some of the most recent research regarding black holes. It is narrated by actor Liam Neeson.

"The astronomy series was initiated in keeping with Thronateeska's mission to promote science and the love of astronomy to the community," said Thronateeska Program Coordinator Allison Anthony Young. "Thronateeska has been holding the astronomy series for almost one year now, and a large part is because of public demand. One of the biggest comments we kept receiving from the public was to have more programs about the stars. So, the first part of each program this season is on nothing but the stars and the constellations they make."

The program will conclude with a presentation entitled "To Fall Forever." Puttogether by Friese, the prgram takes a look at Cygnus X1 and other black holes.

Admission to the series is $3.50, plus tax, per person. Thronateeska members and Darton College students are admitted free with ID. Reservations are not necessary, but seating is limited. Program content is for all ages.

Contact Young (229) at 432-2695 or museum@heritagecenter.org.