Friday, Nov. 16 | 3 p.m. | Planetarium – Bridges 167

Students Melissa Foley and Boston Heaford present: Sharing the Universe Through the Planetarium

This past Summer 2018, Boston Heaford and Melissa Foley received Strong Scholarship funds to conduct research and create content for the MSUM Planetarium. The planetarium is a fun and effective teaching tool for people of every age. Boston created content on stellar evolution as well as a new planetarium show called Space Quest that is based off a Choose Your Own Adventure storyline for maximum audience participation. Melissa created an adult version of an already popular and student-made show called Solar System Explorers. She also researched creating a planetarium show about Egypt to bring more diversity into the educational content that the planetarium offers. Both students have helped advance education in the planetarium through content creation and training new students to spread knowledge using the planetarium software called UniView.