Public Planetarium Schedule

All ages admitted. Prices: $5 for adults, seniors & children. Space is limited. 

Shows are approximately 45 minutes.

Museum closed December 25, 26, 31, 2014; January 1st, 2015.

 

Night Sky

Star Talk: The Sky Tonight

December and January: Saturdays 11:30 am, 1:30 & 3:30 pm; Sundays 1:30 & 3:30 pm. Dec 29 and 30 11:30 and 1:30. January 2 and 19 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. 

Season of Light

December: Saturdays 12:30 pm.
December 29 and 30 at 12:30 pm. January 2 at 12:30 pm.
An elegant and sophisticated program about the coldest and darkest of seasons — a time which holds some of the warmest and brightest celebrations of the year. The show traces the history and development of many of the world’s most endearing holiday customs, all of which involve lighting up the winter season.

Extrasolar Planets—Discovering New Worlds

December: Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30 pm.

January: Saturdays at 12:30 pm.

We’re in the Western outdoors, listening to star legends and cowboy tales around the campfire. The cowboy talks about star colors and temperatures and we see how blue stars are hotter than red stars.  We find the Andromeda Galaxy by hitting a first-base foul out of the Great Baseball Diamond In the Sky.  We learn about young stars and supernovae, and the star cluster many call the Pleiades.

Larry the Cat in Space

January 19 at 12:30 pm.

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.


 

Sunstruck

January: SATURDAYS and SUNDAYS at 2:30 pm

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?