Posted by Stacey Poole on Jun 03, 2019
On May 30th, about 30 Rotarians and their guests were treated to a night under the stars at the San Francisco State University Planetarium. Our lecturer was Adrienne Cool, a member of our Club, professor in the Astronomy Department, and director of the Charles F. Hagar Planetarium. 
After a reception featuring wine, cheese, salumi, fruit, and crackers, Adrienne shared her knowledge about the constellations, answered our questions, and gave us some history about the University’s top notch astronomy and physics programs, which are both among the most important such programs in the USA.
Using the planetarium's Spitz projector, Adrienne cast images of more than 1,300 stars, including the sun, the moon, and the planets, on the dome-shaped ceiling. She took us forward and back in time and all around the world, looking at outer space from different locations in different historical eras.
Open since 1973, the planetarium offers free shows to the public and school-aged children, so if you didn’t have the opportunity to attend our event, you should check it out!
Please join us for our next social event on June 22, 2019 when we will celebrate President Rhonda at a Saturday picnic at Sunnyside Playground and Park. More details are available here.