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BC planetarium presents “From Earth to the Universe”

March 6, 2020

The William M. Thomas Planetarium at Bakersfield College presented “From Earth to the Universe,” on Feb. 26. The show was an introduction to space...

Viewers gather for the screening of “Dawn of the Space Age,” at the William M. Thomas Planetarium on March 28.

Stargazers learn about the wonders of the night sky at BC planetarium

April 4, 2019

“Dawn of the Space Age” took place in the William M Thomas Planetarium at Bakersfield College on March. 28.  It was dedicated to the 50th anniversary of t...

The GOTO Chronos star projector provides the introduction to “Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity” at the William M. Thomas Planetarium on March 21.

Looking at black holes with the GOTO Chronos at BC planetarium

April 4, 2019

“Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity” was featured at the William M. Thomas Planetarium March 21.  This show was the second of five shows scheduled for t...

BC’s William M. Thomas Planetarium hosts starlight show and film about space

Todd Banker, Reporter

September 28, 2018

Prof. Nick Strobel greeted people entering the William M. Thomas Planetarium at Bakersfield College and took tickets for the film NASA: From Dream to Discovery on Sept. 20. After the introducing himself Strobel proclaimed, “You are actually underneath the largest planetary dome in all of the Central Valley.” After Strobel’s short description of the difference between...

BC’s William M. Thomas Planetarium hosts starlight show and film about space

Todd Banker, Reporter

September 27, 2018

Prof. Nick Strobel greeted people entering the William M. Thomas Planetarium at Bakersfield College and took tickets for the film NASA: From Dream to Discovery on Sept. 20. After the introducing himself Strobel proclaimed, “You are actually underneath the largest planetary dome in all of the Central Valley.” After Strobel’s short description of the difference between...

New shows erupt at BC Planetarium

James Macias, Reporter

March 1, 2016

From within the darkened walls of Bakersfield College’s Planetarium, one may be transported to the other side of the universe or deep within the heart of an atom. The planetarium’s primary purpose is for astronomy classes and astrophysics lectures, however, with an array of advanced cinematic capabilities, there are a number of other applications for which it is also...

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