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No Road Runner, but Cody Coyote part of newest TCC planetarium show

VB Planetarium

Mythological storyteller Cody Coyote explores the relationship among Earth, Moon and Sun in Tidewater Community College’s newest planetarium show.

Shows are on Sept. 22 at 6 and 7:15 p.m.

During the one-hour performances, Coyote confronts his confusion between science and myth. Guests will learn why the sun rises and sets; examine the moon’s orbit, phases and eclipses; and explore past and future space travel. Although it’s designed for grades 2 through 6, all will appreciate this family-friendly show.

In addition, the planetarium will offer a rock music laser light show, “Lasermania,” with music ranging from artists Shania Twain to Sting to Ricky Martin. That show is at 8:30 p.m.

TCC’s planetarium is in the Science Building on the college’s Virginia Beach Campus.

Admission is free and open to the public, but reservations are required for each show. To reserve a seat, call the TCC Information Center at 757-822-1122 or register online at

A limited number of standby tickets will be available at the planetarium on the night of the shows. Arrive at least 15 minutes early to guarantee your reservation.

Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. The shows are not recommended for anyone under the age of 4.

TCC’s planetarium has a state-of-the-art Digistar 5 Laser projector housed in a 40-foot dome with 87 permanent seats. It produces an all-sky image.

Parking is available at the Advanced Technology Center, which is next to the Science Building.

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