The MSUM Planetarium is teaming up with the Society of Physics Students to treat the public with science tricks this Halloween season at “Spooky Science Night” on Saturday, Oct. 27, starting at 6 p.m.

“Spooky Science Night” will feature some interactive science demonstrations by SPS members from 6 to 8 p.m. in Bridges Hall room 164, across from the Planetarium. Activities include comet-making demonstrations, infrared camera activities, and hair-raising fun with a Van de Graaff generator. The science displays are free and open to the public.

Alongside the science displays is a planetarium presentation called “The Scary Sky,” showing at 7 p.m. and again at 8 p.m. “The Scary Sky” explores what has been historically frightening in the night sky, such as comets and eclipses, and the science behind some of our modern fears of space. General admission fees apply to the planetarium shows ($5 adults; $2.50 children, seniors, Tri-College Students).

Costumes and cameras are welcome. For questions, call 218.477.2920, or email planetarium@mnstate.edu. Event information is also found on the MSUM Planetarium Facebook page.