Jenks Planetarium Holds Apollo 11 Event
The Jenks Planetarium launched a special Apollo 11 Anniversary Event July 20. The celebration took place in the Jenks Planetarium on the third floor of the Dr. Kirby A. Lehman Center for the Study of Math and Science.
Visitors viewed two new shows in the dome including Apollo 11: Man’s First Step on the Moon, created for this event by Jenks staff and students. Solar Superstorms was also featured, a new production that takes viewers into the tangle of magnetic fields and superhot plasma that result in dramatic flares and violent solar tornadoes.
Plus, visitors enjoyed special activities in the Math and Science Building including looking through solar telescopes on the roof, enjoying robotics demonstrations, and more.
“The students of Jenks High School and Jenks Community Education have put together a wonderful show that gives proper recognition to this monumental Apollo 11 event,” said Jenks Planetarium Director Dan Zielinski.
About the Jenks Planetarium
The Jenks Planetarium, which opened in 2010, is the only public school planetarium in Oklahoma and is located on the Jenks High School Campus in the Dr. Kirby A. Lehman Center for the Study of Math and Science.
The high definition Planetarium features a 50-foot dome, which provides the ultimate screen for exploring the universe. For more information about the Planetarium and a schedule of weekly shows for all ages, and to purchase $5 tickets online, visit jenkscommunityed.com.