Season of Light at Hartnell Planetarium
- When: Friday, December 4, 2009, time TBA
- Where: Hartnell College Planetarium, Salinas
- Cost: Not available
- Age limit: Not available
Remember that scene in Rebel Without a Cause where the kids check out a constellation show at Griffith Observatory's planetarium? Well, at Hartnell College's planetarium, the drama is up on the wrap-around screen of the fantastical dome. In December they project Season of Light, an examination of various cultures' take on winter solstice, a fine, scientific diversion from the commercial consumerist take elsewhere. The show includes a live "sky tour" of whatever constellations and planets are currently visible. This is literally a place of higher learning. And it's cool. [WR]
6:45pm doors open. Hartnell College Planetarium, 411 Central Ave., Salinas. $4-$6. 770-6161, 755-6913. http://www.hartnell.edu/planetarium.