Fifty Years of Space Science in the Bishop Planetarium

cd3b5892-8d9f-472f-bf44-a5c39d6569f4.pngReception featuring guitar music at 5:30 and a talk by Jeff Rodgers, the Director of Bishop Planetarium.

Since the Bishop Planetarium opened in 1966, a lot has happened. We landed on the Moon. We’ve sent spacecraft to all of the planets, and many of the moons, of our solar system. Pluto got demoted! At the same time, we’ve undergone a revolution in how we get our information. Where once the planetarium was the only place to learn about the latest space science breakthroughs, we now get up-to-the-minute astronomy news on the internet and can strap on an Oculus Rift and fly through virtual space. Join Jeff Rodgers, Director of the Bishop Planetarium, for a discussion of the evolution of both our knowledge and of planetariums over the past half century.


September 07, 2016 at 5:30pm – 7:30pm


Central Library
1301 Barcarrota Blvd W
Bradenton, FL 34205
United States
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