Updated: September 21, 2012 2:23PM
Triton College, 2000 Fifth Ave., River Grove, offers the following events to the public.
Super Saturday: registration event, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 25 in the Student Center (B-Building). Everything students need in order to register for fall classes in one day. Current and prospective students can take placement exams, complete the orientation process, meet with academic counselors and register for classes. Students will also have an opportunity to meet with financial aid advisors and complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid in the same day. To RSVP or for more information, call (708) 456-0300, ext. 3130 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“GPS to Success”: 11 a.m. Aug. 25 in Room B-140 of the Student Center (B-Building). Prospective students and their parents can find their way through Triton College’s registration process with this new orientation program. Families will learn about Triton’s programs, student support services and resources, the campus and life after Triton from college faculty and staff and a panel of current Triton students. Fall 2012 semester begins Aug. 27.
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Annual “Big Event”: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8. Brother Guy Consolmagno, research astronomer and planetary scientist of the Vatican Observatory, is the guest speaker. Note that the “Big Event” is only open to Cernan Earth and Space Center members and their immediate families, but membership is open to anyone. For membership information or to reserve a seat, call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3294. www.triton.edu/cernan.
Public Shows: Through Aug. 26, the Cernan Earth and Space Center brings an array of new and favorite shows to inform and entertain families on astronomy at the planetarium. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. (except Aug. 25) and 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sundays. Show admission ranges from $8 to $10 for adults and $4 to $5 for children and senior citizens. For a schedule of shows, visit www.triton.edu/cernan. (708) 583-3100 or (708) 456-0300, ext. 3372.
Monthly Skywatch: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 25. Tour the nighttime sky. The evening includes a presentation on the latest news from NASA in the space center’s dome theater and outdoor skygazing with telescopes focused on the waxing gibbous moon and the planet Saturn. Admission for the indoor planetarium portion of the Monthly Skywatch is $8 for adults and $4 for children ages 2 to 12 and senior citizens ages 55 and older. The outdoor telescope session is free. (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3372 or (708) 583-3100, www.triton.edu/cernan.