Presentations in the planetarium are on a custom-built 30-foot diameter dome.
Patrons view the shows from power reclining seats. The all-digital full dome theater was developed by Sky-Skan with both 2-D and 3-D "live" digital star fields. The planetarium also features a computer-controlled 5.1 surround-sound system and automated high-intensity LED lighting.
Community Services offers science camps
Science-themed summer camps for children ages 5 to 11 years old are offered through the college's Community Services Education program. Destination Science Camp combines innovative science projects, creativity challenges, outdoor games and character development.
"Busting Myths with Cool Science" is from July 19 to 23. "G-Force Rockets and Moon Blasters" is July 26 to 30. Both are held at Chevy Chase Baptist Church, 1209 E. Garfield Ave.
"Fizz! Bang! Pop! Flash!" is Aug. 9 to 13. The camp takes place at Montrose Girl Scout Program Center, 2732 Montrose Ave.
Destination Science Camp hours are from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. Full day is $279 per week and half day is $189 per week. For details on the camp activities go to www.glendale.edu/cse or call (818) 240-1000, Ext. 5015.
Five free summer classes for seniors
The GCC Lifelong Learning Seminars program for seniors covers a wide range of topics and interests in free classes held at local sites.
This summer, five seminars will be held beginning the week of June 21 at the GCC Life Skills Building at the college's main campus off Mountain Street near the Glendale (2) Freeway; Pacific Park at 501 S. Pacific Ave., and Sparr Heights Community Center at 1613 Glencoe Way.