60 minutes. For ages 6 through adult
The year 2012 is almost over. Let's take one more look at some questions that have been swimming around the internet for years: Will a "Planet X" or "Nibiru" sideswipe Earth in 2012? Will Earth's poles flip? Does the classic Maya calendar of Central America predict a calamity on 12-21-12? Will the planets line up, and what would happen if they did? The internet and rumor mills are full of notions about potential disasters in 2012. Many people, children and adults alike, are worried. What's real and what is bogus? How do you decide what and whom to believe? Taking a skeptical perspective, we'll explore the 2012 phenomenon, how it got started, and how you can check alarming claims for yourself.
The second half of the show is a live tour of the current night sky, including currently visible stars, constellations and planets.
RMSC Strasenburgh Planetarium
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