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Public Planetarium Schedule

Admission for all Public Planetarium Shows

All ages are admitted to the Planetarium.  Prices are $5 for adults, seniors, and children.  Tickets go on sale the hour before the show, and can be purchased in the Museum Store located in the Rotunda on the first floor. Space is limited.  Shows are approximately 45 minutes.

December 2016

 

The Sky Tonight: Live Star Talk

Saturdays  •  11:30AM,  1:30PM,  3:30PM

Sundays  •  1:30PM, 3:30PM

December 27– December 30 •  11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m.

No shows December 3

Bright stars, constellations, and planets in the current night sky will be discussed in this live “star talk.” Then leave Earth and fly out into space to examine the planets and other distant objects.

 

 

Season of Light

Saturdays  •  12:30PM

Sundays  •  2:30PM

December 27– December 30 •  12:30 p.m.

No show December 3

This presentation traces the history and development of many of the world's most endearing holiday customs, all of which involve lighting up the winter season.

 

 

Did An Asteroid Really Kill the Dinosaurs?

Saturdays  •  2:30PM

Saturday, December 3 shows at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.

Did a space rock six miles wide slam into the Earth 66 million years ago and wipe out 75 percent of all living species at that time, including the dinosaurs? Cosmic collisions are abundant in our solar system. See the numerous craters on worlds like the moon, Mars, and even distant Pluto. Explore the dinosaur disaster up close.  Kid-friendly program.

January 2017

 

The Sky Tonight: Live Star Talk

Saturdays  •  11:30AM,  1:30PM,  3:30PM

Sundays  •  1:30PM, 3:30PM

Monday, January 16 •  11:30AM, 1:30PM

Museum closed January 1.

Bright stars, constellations, and planets in the current night sky will be discussed in this live “star talk.” Then leave Earth and fly out into space to examine the planets and other distant objects.

 

 

Larry Cat in Space

Saturdays  •  12:30PM

Monday, January 16 •  12:30PM

Museum closed January 1.

A playful, imaginative cartoon about an inquisitive cat who stows away aboard a space ship and visits the Moon. Primarily targeted at grades K-3 but enjoyable for everyone, the show teaches several things about the Moon and includes a short live night sky discussion.

 

 

Two Small Pieces of Glass: The Amazing Telescope

Saturdays  •  2:30PM

Sundays •  2:30PM

Museum closed January 1.

Two Small Pieces of Glass: The Amazing Telescope follows two students as they chat with a female astronomer at a local star party. The students learn the history of the telescope from Galileo’s modifications, to a child’s spyglass, to the launch of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and the future of astronomy.