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NOC Enid to Host Planetarium Show on June 1st

NOC Enid put out the following press release:

The Mackie Planetarium on the Northern Oklahoma College Enid campus will present the first show of the summer on Thursday, June 1, at 7 p.m.

  Highlights of the show will be to present the night sky over Enid and show prominent constellations in our early evening sky. The constellations Leo and Ursa Major are visible in the early evening.

  According to astronomy instructor Fritz Osell, most of the planets are near the sun this month.  Osell said they will dim the sun and show the planets Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Uranus near the sun in the afternoon sky.  Visitors will be able to see which of the zodiac constellations the sun and planets are visiting this month.

  Osell said that visitors will go on a journey through time from the beginning of the universe through the present and 3000 years into the future.

  The planetarium has installed a new projection system, and the shows will be much brighter.

  There is no charge, but donations of non-perishable food items for Our Daily Bread and Loaves and Fishes are accepted.