Smith Planetarium


Smith Planetarium is presenting the "Magic Tree House: Space Mission" on Tuesday evening, Jan. 31 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 5 at 2:30 p.m.. No admission is charged for public programs but donations are appreciated. The program begins with a "live" survey of "the sky tonight." Then a STARGAZING program highlights prominent and easy-to-find stars and constellations of the Winter season. Venus and Mars are now visible in our West-Southwestern sky.

The Magic Tree House® book series has been a perennial best-seller, having been published in more than 30 countries and 29 languages. The series is about the exploits of Jack and Annie, a brother-sister team. More than 70 million series books have been sold in North America alone.

Now, the University of North Carolina - Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, in partnership with authors Will and Mary Pope Osborne, brings this blockbuster Magic Tree House® franchise to fulldome theaters.

In Magic Tree House® Space Mission, a mysterious "M" sends the intrepid Jack and Annie on a fun-filled journey to discover the secrets of the Sun, Moon, planets, space travel and more. Aligned with elementary information skills and learning objectives, this beautifully-produced show is a winner with Magic Tree House® fans of all ages.

Total time in the planetarium is about an hour. For more information call 706-375-STAR (7827).

The planetarium is located at 409 Pond Springs Road, south of Chickamauga. Driving instructions: The city of Chickamauga is southwest of Chickamauga Military Park and west of U.S. Highway 27. From the center of Chickamauga at a traffic light & South Crest Bank (formerly the Bank of Chickamauga) travel south past Gordon Lee High School 1.6 miles on Cove Road (state Highway 341), then turn right (west) on Pond Springs Road. After 0.3 miles the planetarium is on your left.