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Sky Theater show

The Hubble Space Telescope has provided an amazing photo album of space, which will be the topic of Mt. Hood Community College’s next planetarium show.

“Galaxy Treasures,” presented Monday, April 1, at 7 and 8:15 p.m., will show off some of the best images from Hubble’s photo album.

“The variety of these images is amazing,” says Pat Hanrahan, planetarium director. “They range from nice, orderly spiral galaxies to complex shapes caused by interactions between merging galaxies.

“One shape (Hanny’s Voorwerp) is a galaxy-size object of unknown nature,” Hanrahan adds.

Visitors are always encouraged to ask questions during each 45-minute program. Campus parking is free, all days, no permit required.

The Sky Theater is located beneath the library on the Gresham Campus at 26000 S.E. Stark St. Admission for the general public is $2 and free for Mt. Hood students and employees (identification required). Planetarium shows are held the first Monday of each month, October through June. The show schedule and campus map can be found at mhcc.edu/planetarium.

Individuals requiring accommodations due to a disability should call 503-491-6923 or 503-491-7670 (TDD).




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