Saturday, March 2, 2019
All Day Event
Jazz pianist performing on stageHigh School jazz bands from around the region come to the Ball State University campus for a day of jazz competitions and clinics. The daytime portion of the festival is free and open to the public.
7 p.m.
Image for The Real Universe in Real TimeCome to the Charles W. Brown Planetarium and watch as Ball State University astronomers and their students obtain deep-sky images with extremely light-sensitive cameras on telescopes located at dark sites in Arizona, South America and the Canary Islands. These telescopes span 7 time zones and give access to the Southern Hemisphere sky that is not visible from Indiana. BSU is part of the Southeastern Association for Research in Astronomy (SARA) that operates these research instruments through the Internet. You will see star clusters, nebulae and galaxies in real time and reach distances of millions of light years! The planetarium star projector will show you where these objects are located in the night sky – even the sky as seen in Chile or the Canary Islands. Join us for this truly unique event. This may be the first time a live-sky event of this scale has been done by any planetarium anywhere!
7:30 p.m.
Trumpeter and vocalist Bria SkonbergUnder the direction of Mark Buselli, this concert features the Ball State Jazz Lab Ensemble with guest trumpeter and vocalist Bria Skonberg. Winners of the 46th Annual Larry McWilliams Dimensions in Jazz Festival will also perform at the beginning of the concert. This concert is currently SOLD OUT. Select tickets may be available at the door.
9 p.m.
Image for The Real Universe in Real TimeCome to the Charles W. Brown Planetarium and watch as Ball State University astronomers and their students obtain deep-sky images with extremely light-sensitive cameras on telescopes located at dark sites in Arizona, South America and the Canary Islands. These telescopes span 7 time zones and give access to the Southern Hemisphere sky that is not visible from Indiana. BSU is part of the Southeastern Association for Research in Astronomy (SARA) that operates these research instruments through the Internet. You will see star clusters, nebulae and galaxies in real time and reach distances of millions of light years! The planetarium star projector will show you where these objects are located in the night sky – even the sky as seen in Chile or the Canary Islands. Join us for this truly unique event. This may be the first time a live-sky event of this scale has been done by any planetarium anywhere!