“Matches Made in the Heavens” will start at 7 p.m. Friday at MOSH. | Museum of Science and History“Matches Made in the Heavens” will start at 7 p.m. Friday at MOSH. | Museum of Science and History

Planetarium illuminates ‘Matches Made in the Heavens’

Published on February 7, 2024 at 3:07 pm

February’s evening sky is showing us some love, according to a sky gazer at Jacksonville’s Museum of Science & History.

Eddie Whisler, director of the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium, says the planetarium will help viewers see some cosmic couplings of binary stars and merging galaxies Friday at MOSH. They’re calling it “Matches Made in the Heavens.” 

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“(We) want to point at some of those places where binaries and couples are spinning off inside of the universe — the ultimate matchmaker — and just look at that and just create some kind of a parallel to our daily lives,” Whisler said. 

Many times what looks like a single point of light is actually a multiple star system, he said.   

“Matches Made in the Heavens” will start at 7 p.m. Friday at MOSH on Jacksonville’s Southbank. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. You can find ticket information here.

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The program is part of MOSH’s every-other-month program series geared to people ages 13 and up. 

Lead image: “Matches Made in the Heavens” will start at 7 p.m. Friday at MOSH. | Museum of Science and History


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author image "Morning Edition" Host and Radio Reading Service Manager Michelle Corum has been the voice of "Morning Edition" on WJCT since 2012. Her career spans public radio in Kansas and Michigan, and her work has been featured on NPR. She oversees WJCT's Radio Reading Service, and has been acknowledged for her newscasts by Florida AP Broadcasters. Corum also brings corporate communication expertise from D.C. and holds a master's from Central Michigan University and a journalism bachelor's from Troy University.