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Reynolds Science Center Planetarium

Reynolds Science Center

To schedule a show for your school group, call:
Jim Duke 870.230.5006 or
Denise Cordova 870.230.5162

$3 per person if not enrolled at HSU.


Students, faculty, staff attending a public show are required to show a current school ID and pay $1 per person. (OBU students, faculty, and staff are also included in this offer but are still required to show a current school ID.) 


Shows begin promptly at scheduled times.


Donald W. Reynolds Planetarium
Spring 2014
Public Shows

January 30th
February 20th and 27st
“Exo Planets – Worlds of Wonder”

Using the latest data from multiple planet-hunting missions including Kepler. ExoPlanets : Worlds of Wonder follows mankind’s first Space Probe as it journeys outside our solar system to the many new worlds astronomers are discovering beyond. Audiences will visit Gas Giants caught in a deadly dance with their host stars, frozen rouge planets hurtling through space, molten rocky worlds now known to science and new planets drifting comfortably within the Goldilocks Zone, the area around a star where Earth-like worlds may exist. (26 min)

March 13th and 20th           “Secrets of the Sun”

Secrets of the Sun allow audiences to experience an intimate look at the role the sun plays in the life of our Solar System. From the nuclear forces churning at the heart of the sun to the mass ejections of solar material into the surrounding space, we will experience the power of the sun and its impact on the planets and ultimately life on Earth. We will trace the life cycle of the sun itself, going back to its beginnings and moving forward in time to its eventual death. (21 min)

April 17th and 24th “Two Small Pieces of Glass”

How the telescope has changed our few of the heavens from its inception, development, improvement and what is in store for the future of watching the stars. (25 min)

All Shows will start promptly at 7pm. No late entries.

$3 without student (HSU or OBU) ID; $1 with student ID

Inquiries should be directed to 230-5006




All shows will start promptly at 7 pm. No Late Entries


$3 without Student ID (HSU or OBU) : $1 with Student ID

direct inquiries to 230-5006 


“At HSU my schedule in any given semester was likely to include chemistry and philosophy, or biology and history, or physics and literature. That juxtaposition of ideas helped me understand things in ways that I probably wouldn’t have otherwise. A physicist who has learned how to think like a historian, or like a biologist, or like a philosopher is much better equipped to solve a wide variety of complex problems than someone who has mastered some quantity of technical information.”

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Dr. Anthony P. LyonsBachelor of Science - Physics, 1988
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