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Planetarium Schedule

July - August, 2016

Admission for all Public Planetarium Shows

All ages are admitted to the Planetarium.  Prices are $5 for adults, seniors & 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.

The Sky Tonight: Live Star Talk

Monday-Friday  •  11:30AM,  1:30PM,  2:30PM

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

Sundays  •  1:30PM, 3:30PM

Purchase tickets from Museum Store in Rotunda

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

Monday-Friday  •  12:30PM

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Larry Cat, In Space is a playful, imaginative cartoon presentation about an inquisitive cat that takes a trip to the Moon. We learn that his human, Diana, has been sent to the Moon. Larry finds a way to sneak on board a shuttle, and goes looking for Diana. Along the way, he learns about space and the Moon.

Expanded View

Saturdays  •  12:30PM

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This look at telescopes shows us the variety that are used by astronomers to explore various aspects of deep space. Includes a brief live star talk.

Two Small Pieces of Glass: The Amazing Telescope

Saturdays  •  2:30PM

Sundays  •  2:30PM

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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.