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Date:
March 22, 2017
Time:
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Time Details:
Wednesday shows at the Planetarium at 3:30PM.
Address:
Roswell, NM 88201
Cost:
Free.

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Robert H. Goddard Planetarium Wednesday Programming for March 2017 -- 3:30PM

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Treasures of the Earth – Wed. at 3:30pm, 52 minutes, all audiences Their beauty has captivated us for millennia. Their cost can be extraordinary – some are even considered priceless. Precious gems like diamonds, rubies, emeralds, opal, and jade are the ultimate treasures of the earth, and each one is made from a specific – and often torturous – recipe of chemistry, pressure, and heat. The secrets to their sparkle, color, and even strength lie deep inside the gems themselves, but could they also hold clues to one of the most enduring mysteries in the field of geology? From Tiffany’s workshop in New York to the sapphire mines of Sri Lanka, from North Carolina’s emerald fields to the jade-laden Forbidden City of China, come join us as we explore the fascinating science of gems.