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Man Proposes Under Stars At Planetarium

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MACON, Ga. (CBS Atlanta/AP) — The way the stars aligned inside a Georgia planetarium caught the 22-year-old woman by surprise, spelling out the question: “Krystal Sanderson Will You Marry Me?”

Sanderson’s boyfriend, Alan Gilbert, was behind the weekend message that appeared at the planetarium of the Museum of Arts & Sciences in Macon. One of their first dates had been under the stars, and they regularly enjoyed gazing up at the night sky.

So the 23-year-old Gilbert persuaded Sanderson to join him at the planetarium Sunday. The Telegraph reports the couple sat through a 30-minute show about prehistoric sea creatures before the big question appeared on screen — against a backdrop of the Earth and stars while music played.

“The movie, the documentary, was the longest 30 minutes of my life,” Gilbert told the Telegraph.

Others attending the show applauded when Sanderson, no longer in the dark, accepted the ring.

“It’s always fun to watch couples come in and spend the rest of their lives together,” Matt Beitz, who runs the planetarium on weekends, told the Telegraph.

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