Venus and Mars explored at planetarium

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By Staff Brunswick Beacon

The term “Venus and Mars” has inspired book titles, art and music. Why is the term so popular, and what does it mean?

Find out at Ingram Planetarium at 6 p.m. Feb. 7.

One week before Valentine’s Day is when planetarium manager Edward Ovsenik will present a spirited discussion on how our nearest planetary neighbors — Venus and Mars — got their names.

Ingram Planetarium is at 7625 High Market St. in Sunset Beach.

Admission is free for members. Non-member per-show admission is $8 for adults (13-61), $7 for seniors (62 and older), $6 for children (3-12), and free for children 2 and younger. For more information, call (910) 575-0033 or go to www.museumplanetarium.org.