On Monday, the weather forecast for Saturday, July 1 called for scattered showers. If the magical powers of the internet, backed up by some kind of official meteorology, we hope, are to be trusted, it's an iffy beach day at best.
So, do what Americans do best: binge watch. But don’t let your family down with a two-hour session of trying to find a nugget of gold in the barrel of silt that is Netflix. Instead, travel down past the overpass, take a left and be beguiled by an amazing all-day program of viewing on a screen that would make that rich friend with the wall-size TV turn at least lime, if not emerald.
It’s Planet Earth Day at Southworth Planetarium (96 Falmouth St), playing on Saturday, July 1 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. A single ‘Earth Pass’ (adults $10, children and seniors $8) will grant you access to any and all shows.
To give the intrigued a taste of this smorgasbord of delights, the a la carte menu begins with a fine film called Chronicle of a Journey to Earth, and moves on, if the little savages don’t usurp the projector and play it again, with titles like Bella Gaia: The Beautiful Earth (a good choice for anybody who misses someone in their life) and finally caps off with the distinctive flavor of an educational aperitif called “Night Sky Tour.” If that doesn’t suit your little astronaut, nothing will.