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Hummel Planetarium at Eastern Kentucky University will, for the first time, present one of its popular programs and customary “star talk” afterward in Spanish on Tuesday, March 29. The debut is made possible by the addition of bilingual Planetarium Educator Aida Bermudez, who joined the staff in October and typically gives the talks in English. “To Space and Back” will begin at 2 p.m.
“Being able to see a show and have a star talk in Spanish will allow more people to enjoy our shows while learning about astronomy,” said Bermudez, who earned a degree in physics while minoring in astronomy and previously performed in a similar capacity at a planetarium in Miami, Florida. “We would also be slowly bridging the language and diversity barriers that our country faces. Having our shows in Spanish can also help people who are trying to learn Spanish as they experience a visual presentation of what is being said.”
“To Space and Back,” suitable for family and school audiences, is touted as “an extraordinary story of human ingenuity and incredible engineering, describing how the technology that transports us through space is paving the way for the devices and apps we use every day.”
The March 29 showing is open to the general public and school groups. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for children ages 4-17 and free for children 3 and under. Group pricing is available upon request. EKU students, faculty and staff, as well as senior citizens and military will receive a $1 discount.
Bermudez said the show will be presented in Spanish on additional occasions, on dates to be determined.