By David Klassen
A new show at the Manitoba Museum’s Planetarium is focusing on the wonders of the sky without needing a telescope.
Live with the Stars is a 35-minute show that explores the constellations, planets and celestial events you can see from your own backyard.
“Seeing this show is like taking a guided nature walk, but instead of walking through the woods, you get to take a stroll through the night sky,” said Scott Young, manager of science communications and visitor experiences. “We look at the basic constellations, where the planets are, upcoming events like meteor showers, and then tour the Milky Way Galaxy.”
The show prepares visitors for their own stargazing nights, whether they are observing from their backyard, or from the darker skies of cottage country or a campground.
Shows run daily at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.