- Grand Prairie Independent School District
- Planetarium Community Nights
GPISD Planetarium Community Night: Europe to the Stars
We are opening the John Carl Pogue Planetarium for community nights for the Grand Prairie community. Tickets are free, but seats do need to be reserved ahead of time.
The John Carl Pogue Planetarium has seating for 60, so people should sign up early.
Tuesday, February 25
This presentation will take us on an epic journey behind the scenes at the most productive ground-based observatory in the world, revealing the science, the history, the technology, and the people.
Discover the European Southern Observatory in a story of cosmic curiosity, courage and perseverance; a story of observing a Universe of deep mysteries and hidden secrets; and a story of designing, building and operating the most powerful ground-based telescopes on the planet.
The program focuses on the essential aspects of an astronomical observatory while offering a broader view of how astronomy is done. From site-testing to locate the best places in the world for observing the sky, to how telescopes are built and what mysteries of the Universe astronomers are revealing.
The John Carl Pogue Planetarium, located on the campus of South Grand Prairie High School on the east side of the building facing Corn Valley, is an instructional support facility for all grade levels at all the schools in the Grand Prairie ISD, and in a variety of subject matter areas.