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Take a closer look into the story of sight and vision with Bays Mountain’s new planetarium show for spring! Bays Mountain Planetarium’s main feature, SEEING! – A Photons Journey Across Space, Time and Mind, starts this month.

SEEING! follows a photon’s creation and journey across the galaxy to a young stargazer’s eye. The viewer follows the photon into the girl’s eye, learning the structures of the eye and their functions, prior to taking a ride on the optic nerve. SEEING! was directed by Robin Sip, written by Emmy Award© winning writer Kris Koenig and narrated by Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, American astrophysicist, cosmologist, author and science communicator.

Also starting this month, is Bays Mountain’s alternate show for May and June, Appalachian Skies – Spring. This live presentation is about the current, night sky. Find out which fascinating constellations and planets will be easily visible. This program highlights the spectacular Carl Zeiss ZKP-4 star projector instrument. Attendees are encouraged to bring their binoculars for deep-sky exploration.

Bays Mountain Planetarium’s alternative features are shown on Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. The main features are shown at 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on the weekends and at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

Tickets are $5 per person. Children ages 5 and younger receive free admission with a paying adult. For more information on Bays Mountain’s planetarium shows, please visit or call 423-229-9447.