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TREASURE COAST - Kicking off the new Indian River State College Hallstrom Planetarium season is a free star party and open house on Sept. 22 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the IRSC main campus, 3209 Virginia Ave., Fort Pierce.
The event will feature a preview of the new season's program, as well as guided tours of the night sky through telescopes, (weather permitting) courtesy of the Treasure Coast Astronomical Society.
The planetarium's starlight series 2012-13 begins Oct. 19 with the galactic show, "The Goldilocks Planet."
Audiences will join in a search for other earthlike worlds and orbit distant stars that are "just right" for supporting life.
"The Goldilocks Planet" will be presented on Oct. 19-20, Nov. 2-3 and Nov. 16-17. Planetarium show times are Friday evenings at 7and 8 p.m. and Saturday afternoons at 1 and 2 p.m.
Planetarium shows are recommended for adults and for children over age 4.
The Hallstrom Planetarium's temperature is maintained at 72 degrees and visitors may want to bring a light jacket or sweater.
Tickets are $3 each and may be purchased at the IRSC box office at the McAlpin Fine Arts Center or by calling (800) 220-9915 with VISA, Discover, American Express or MasterCard or visit www.irsc.edu.