Barton Community College Planetarium presents “IMPACT!” Oct. 9

October 6, 2017
Story by Micah Oelze

The Barton Planetarium will host “IMPACT!” at 7 p.m. October 9 in the Barton Community College Planetarium located in the Science Building.

"IMPACT!" is a full-dome video experience which teaches viewers about meteors, meteorites, asteroids and comets. It includes results from recent NASA missions and tells of the dangers these space objects can pose to life on Earth. After the show (weather permitting), Planetarium Director Dr. Tim Folkerts will lead a time of star gazing. Saturn will be towards the south and the planetarium will provide a telescope for attendees to take photos of Saturn with their own smartphone cameras.

Upcoming planetarium shows

All shows are free and open to the public. The following shows, apart from the Christmas show, will run from 7-8 p.m.:

Oct. 23 – “Journey to a Billion Suns”

Nov. 6 – “Dinosaur Prophecy” and “Body Code”

Nov. 27 – “Search for Life in the Universe” and “X-Planets”

Dec. 10 – Christmas Show: “Star of Bethlehem” at 1, 2 and 3 p.m.

For more information, please contact Planetarium Director Dr. Tim Folkerts at or (620) 792-9320.

The official poster for the planetarium movie "IMPACT!".
The official poster for the planetarium movie "IMPACT!".