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Fort Smith's First Planetarium

General NewsThe Arkansas Oklahoma Astronomical Society brings the first planetarium to Fort Smith's Riverfront Pavillion at Harry E. Kelly Park for MARS 2003, August 23rd, 6 to 10 PM.

Update! City of Fort Smith to run Downtown TROLLEY to shuttle MARS 2003 attendees to Pavillion for Planetarium shows!

For those who don't already know, AOAS has for years stated that one of our long term goals as an organization is to bring the first planetarium to our area. Well, thanks to some fancy wheeling and dealing by our Education Director, Dr. Chuck Larson, we can now claim success in this matter, even if it is just for one evening!

Dr. Larson and I have acquired the Pavillion at Harry E. Kelly Park for use by AOAS to set up a portable planetarium on August 23rd. This will be in conjunction with our MARS 2003 event being held at the Ft Smith Art Center at 423 N. 6th Street downtown. The Pavillion will be used from 6 to 10 PM for the presentations, and we'll be encouraging people to go and see the program at the planetarium before coming to the event at FSAC.

UPDATE! Attendees at the MARS 2003 event will be shuttled to the planetarium shows and back to the event, COURTESY of the City of Ft Smith's Downtown Trolley!The programs will be FREE, BUT, we will be asking for anyone who would like to, to make a small donation to our club of $2 (or more if they'd like). After all, this entire event is our first real fundraiser in nearly 10 years! And every penny donated to AOAS is a penny that you WON'T have to pay to the IRS next April!

Make plans to come and attend one of the first planetarium shows in Ft Smith's history on August 23rd. There could conceivably be large numbers of people taking advantage of this offer, so come early AND REMEMBER, visit our AOAS Education Station Booth at MARS 2003 at the FSAC Gazebo building downtown.
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FT SMITH\'S 1ST PLANETARIUM
Authored by: Anonymous onFriday, August 15 2003 @ 11:30 pm EDT
HI Bob this is great
Frank

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