Throughout the ages, the poets and composers have been inspired by love and its relationship to the cosmos.
Valentine couples can enjoy an evening of “Love Under the Stars” from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 10 and 11, at the Center for Earth & Space Science Education at Tyler Junior College.
The science center is located at 1411 E. Lake St., on the TJC main campus. Parking is free.
“This is our sixth year to host ‘Love Under the Stars,’ and it just keeps growing in popularity,” said Kimberly Lessner, TJC executive director of marketing, media and communications.
“In addition to mood music provided by our talented TJC jazz combo, we’ve revamped this year’s dome show to include a discussion on love stories about the constellations and the mythology behind them.”
The dome program will also include a look at the constellations visible in the night sky and a virtual tour through the solar system and beyond to visit places in the universe that have inspired or were inspired by love.
Admission is $85 per couple (ages 21 and up), and includes: heavy hors d’oeuvres and beverages; full-dome planetarium show; an outdoor, telescopic viewing (weather permitting); a couples’ gift basket; and a commemorative photo.
Advance tickets can be purchased online at sciencecenter.tjc.edu or at the science center ticket counter. Seating is limited.
• Family Science Night – 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21 – Mad Science of Dallas will offer a fun-filled, interactive science show that will entertain students and parents alike, complete with chemical reactions, fantastic forces and science stations.
• Rock ’n’ Roll Night in the Dome – 7 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21 – “SpacePark360” combines full-dome technology with thrill rides to create a heart-pounding experience; and “Rock on Demand” fills the entire 40-foot domed theater with vibrant graphics to a rock soundtrack that includes the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Aerosmith and more.
• Star Party – 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4 – Live sky shows in the dome at 8, 8:30 and 9 p.m., with telescope viewing 8-10 p.m.
• Public Science Lecture Series – 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9 – “Nothing in Biology Makes Sense Except in Light of Evolution: True or False?” presented by Dr. Eugenie Scott, founding director of the National Center for Science Education.
For more information, go to sciencecenter.tjc.edu or call 903-510-2312.