Public Planetarium Schedule

April, 2016

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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.

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Saturdays  •  11:30AM,  1:30PM,  3:30PM
Sundays  •  1:30PM, 3:30PM
Purchase tickets from Museum Store in Rotunda

The Sky Tonight: Live Star Talk

Bright stars, constellations, planets, and other objects 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. Includes a brief exploration of concepts of time


Saturdays  •  12:30PM
Purchase tickets from Museum Store in Rotunda


Our Sun produces the energy that makes life on Earth possible. How does it do this? What is the Sun comprised of and how does it affect the Earth in other ways? Solar storms are a threat to our very existence, and the eventual death of the Sun will mean the end of our planet. How is this similar to the lives and deaths of stars throughout our galaxy?


Saturdays  •  2:30PM
Sundays  •  2:30PM
Purchase tickets from Museum Store in Rotunda

Light Years from Andromeda

A beam of light leaves the Andromeda Galaxy and travels across the void of intergalactic space.   On a planet in a nearby galaxy, intelligent life evolves.  Over the course of centuries, the primitives on the planet form cultures and civilizations - and begin to wonder about the universe surrounding them.  When the light beam reaches Earth, some of the early hunters' descendants have just escaped the bonds of their world's gravity, and visited the Moon.


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