Things have been busy at the IRSC Hallstrom Planetarium. We’re beginning a new season of public shows, including a show all about the weather, including of course hurricanes. College students are learning celestial navigation and finding out more about the structure and contents of the Universe. And we’re also taking quite a lot of phone calls from area school teachers who want to bring their classes to the Planetarium. The Hallstrom Planetarium offers free field trips to any public or private school, grades K – 12, in St. Lucie, Martin, Indian River and Okeechobee Counties. Programs are presented on weekday mornings, and cover a variety of topics in astronomy, from star and constellation recognition, to trips through our solar system, and even views of deep space such as distant galaxies and quasars nearly fifteen billion light years away. If you’re a teacher and want to bring your class to see the stars, call 462-7503 to make a reservation.