Editor's note: A previous version of the article wrongly mentioned the time for the "One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure" event. The correct time is 5:30 p.m. Fridays – June 7, 21, 28 and July 12. The change has been made to reflect the correct time.

Summer at Ball State might be a time with fewer students on campus, orientation tours and conferences, but the planetarium still has events scheduled, mostly revolving around the theme of the 50th anniversary of the first manned lunar landing.

According to a campus-wide email, here’s the schedule of free public events at the Charles W. Brown Planetarium this summer All events except for the first one are is suitable for all ages eight and above:

Schedule:

One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure
5:30 p.m. Fridays – June 7, 21, 28 and July 12

Dawn of the Space Age
6:30 p.m. Fridays – June 7, 21, 28 & July 12 

Special 50th Anniversary Apollo Programs
Time: TBA; Saturday – July 20

ASTRONAUT
5:30 p.m. Fridays – July 26 & August 2, 9 

Moons: Worlds of Mystery
6:30 p.m. Fridays – July 26 & August 2, 9

One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure

In this show, Big Bird and Elmo from the TV show “Sesame Street” explore the night sky with Hu Hu Zhu, a new friend of theirs from China. They take an imaginary trip to the moon, discover how different it is from Earth and find shapes in the sky to help them find the North Star. This show helps children see how people around the world are connected. While directed toward families with children in preschool through second grade, kids of all ages are welcome to see this show.

Dawn of the Space Age

This show presents its audience with “the most accurate historic reconstruction of Man’s first steps into space.” It covers the launch of the first artificial satellite Sputnik, lunar landings, privately operated space flights, and highlights the drive, passion and perseverance of the men and women behind these endeavors.

Special 50th Anniversary Apollo Programs

On this day, the planetarium will be showing a series of programs to celebrate the Apollo’s 11’s landing on the moon and present the premier of a new program on Mars. More information on the event will be made available soon on the planetarium’s website.

ASTRONAUT

This event allows visitors to experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut, explore inner and outer space and discover the perils that lurk in space as a test astronaut is subjected to everything space has to throw at him.

Moons: Worlds of Mystery

This show takes viewers on a journey through the solar system to explore the diversity and might of moons. People will get to see the physical features of these natural satellites, its influence on their planetary partners and what these celestial bodies reveal about the history and workings of the solar system.