SUNY Potsdam Welcomes Stargazers for Planetarium Shows in Spring 2014


SUNY Potsdam's Department of Geology will once again welcome stargazers of all ages to attend free planetarium shows at the College's planetarium this semester.

Presented by Professor Emeritus Dr. Frank Revetta, all shows will be offered on Thursdays at 4 p.m.

The schedule for the Spring 2014 semester is as follows:

·Jan. 30: "Circumpolar Constellations"
Feb. 13: "Winter Constellations"
Feb. 27: "The Brightest Stars"
March 13: "Spring and Summer Constellations"
April 17: "Constellations of the Zodiac"
May 1: "How Astronomers Locate Stars"

Each planetarium show lasts about 45 minutes. The planetarium is located in the basement of Stowell Hall. Guests of all ages are welcome to attend.

For more information, please contact Dr. Revetta at (315) 267-3441.

To learn more about SUNY Potsdam's Department of Geology, visit

Founded in 1816, and located on the outskirts of the beautiful Adirondack Park, The State University of New York at Potsdam is one of America's first 50 colleges. SUNY Potsdam currently enrolls approximately 4,300 undergraduate and graduate students. Home to the world-renowned Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam is known for its handcrafted education, challenging liberal arts and sciences core, excellence in teacher training and leadership in the performing and visual arts. Empowered by a culture of creativity, the campus community recently launched Take the Lead: The Campaign for Potsdam, which aims to raise $27 million by the College's bicentennial in 2016.