All ages admitted. Prices: $5 for adults, seniors & children. Space is limited.
Star Talk: The Sky Tonight
March & April: Saturdays 11:30 am, 1:30 & 3:30 pm;
Sundays 1:30 & 3:30 pm
Monday-Friday, April 7-11 at 11:30 am and 1:30 pm
Bright stars, constellations, planets, and telescopic objects in the current night sky are discussed in this live "star talk." Then leave Earth and fly into space to examine the planets in the current sky.
The Cowboy Astronomer
March: Saturdays & Sundays at 2:30 pm
The basic premise of The Cowboy Astronomer is simple: we're in the Western outdoors, listening to star legends and cowboy tales around the campfire. Our cowboy astronomer gives us his perspective of the night sky, and the things he's found out over a lifetime of stargazing.
March: Saturdays at 12:30 pm
Journey across the electro-magnetic spectrum and discover the many reasons for color. Why is the sky blue and Mars red? Tour within a plant leaf, and inside the human eye. Investigate x-rays by voyaging to a monstrous black hole. See the actual color of a dinosaur, based on recent evidence.
The Little Star That Could
April: Saturdays at 12:30 pm
Monday-Friday, April 7-11 at 12:30 pm
Little Star, an average yellow star, searches for planets of his own to protect and warm. He meets other stars, learns what makes each star special and discovers that stars combine to form clusters and galaxies. Little Star also learns about planets and our Solar System.
April: Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30 pm
With recorded narration by Patrick Stewart, MarsQuest chronicles humanity’s fascination with the planet Mars, from early observations of its “canals” to stories like War of the Worlds. Spacecraft mission findings are used to compare Mars’ weather, climate, and geology to Earth’s. We learn what will be needed to get crewed missions there, and what the first landing may be like.