The Adams State Observatory and Planetarium offer free programming


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The Adams State University Observatory will host an open house from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, during the Alamosa Ice Festival. During the open house, the San Juan Nordic Club will host a ski-along-the-rio (if conditions allow) from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public.

The Zacheis Planetarium continues to show free movies. The spring 2016 schedule includes double features every Thursday night and Friday afternoon.

Thursday movies will start at 7 p.m. and at 7:45 p.m. Friday movies will begin at 4:30 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. There will be a break between movies to allow visitors to go in and out of the theater.

All shows are free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open 15 minutes before the first showing. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Thursday Schedule:

7 p.m. movie listed first; 7:45 p.m. movie listed second for each date:
January 28From Earth to the Universe; Saturn: Jewel of the Heavens
February 4Dynamic Earth; Fractal Explorations
February 11Origins of Life; Two Small Pieces of Glass
February 18 – Live Astronomy Program (for both shows)
February 25Tales of the Maya Skies; Escher's Universe

Friday Schedule:

4:30 p.m. movie listed first; 5:15 p.m. movie listed second for each date:
January 29Earthquake; Stars of the Pharaohs
February 5The Body Code; Back to the Moon For Good
February 12Natural Selection; Robot Explorers
February 19Hubble Vision 2; Ultimate Universe
February 26Black Holes; Experience the Aurora

For more a complete schedule, through May 6, and movie descriptions, visit