Ancient Egypt comes to Tidewater Community College’s planetarium, which will present “Stars of the Pharaohs” on April 21.

Two free shows, which are open to the public, are at 6:30 and 8 p.m.

Narrated by John Rhys-Davis from the Indiana Jones and Lord of the Rings films, the one-hour show explores the connection ancient Egyptians felt with the stars and various astronomical phenomena.

Each performance includes an all-dome show, a review of the night sky and a laser lights production.

TCC’s planetarium is in the Science Building on the college’s Virginia Beach Campus.

Reservations are required for each show. To reserve a seat, call the TCC Information Center at 757-822-1122 or register online at

A limited number of standby tickets will be available at the planetarium on the day of the show. Arrive at least 15 minutes early to guarantee a seat.

Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult, and children under 4 will not be admitted.

TCC’s planetarium has a state-of-the-art Digistar 5 Laser projector housed in a 40-foot dome with 87 permanent seats. It produces an all-sky image.

Parking is available in the lot closest to the Advanced Technology Center, which is next to the Science Building.

For more information, contact David Wright at or 757-822-7307.

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