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Public Planetarium Schedule

Admission for all Public Planetarium Shows

$5 for adults, seniors, and children.  Tickets go on sale the hour before the show. Purchase in the Museum Store located on the first floor. Space is limited. Shows are approximately 45 minutes.

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 are discussed in this live star talk, and includes a trip into space to look at far away objects.  We briefly discuss how light that travels to Earth from far, far away—the distant past—informs science about the Universe we live in today.

 

 

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.

 

 

February 2017

 

The Sky Tonight: Live Star Talk

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

Sundays  •  1:30PM, 3:30PM

Monday, February 20 •  11:30AM, 12:30PM, 1:30PM

Bright stars, constellations, and planets are discussed in this live star talk, and includes a trip into space to look at far away objects.  We briefly discuss how light that travels to Earth from far, far away—the distant past—informs science about the Universe we live in today.

 

 

Two Small Pieces of Glass: The Amazing Telescope

Saturdays  •  12:30PM

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.

 

 

Sunstruck

Saturdays and Sundays  •  2:30PM

Travel back to the beginning of time and experience the birth of the Sun. Discover how it came to support life, how it threatens life as we know it, and how its energy will one day fade away.