Public Planetarium Schedule

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All ages admitted. Prices: $5 for adults, seniors & children. Tickets can be purchased in the Museum Store on the first floor. Space is limited.

Shows are approximately 45 minutes.

 

 

Star Talk: The Sky Tonight

March: SATURDAYS 11:30 AM, 1:30 & 3:30 PM; SUNDAYS 1:30 & 3:30 PM
No shows on March 21

April: SATURDAYS 11:30 AM, 1:30 & 3:30 PM; SUNDAYS 1:30 & 3:30 PM
April 3, 6-10
at 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM

Bright stars, constellations, planets, and telescopic 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.

Sunstruck

March: SATURDAYS and SUNDAYS at 2:30 PM
No shows on March 21

April: 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 made 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?

Expanded View

March: SATURDAYS 12:30 PM
No shows on March 21

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

Back to the Moon

April: SATURDAYS 12:30 PM

Narrated by Tim Allen (voice of Buzz Lightyear), this is a behind-the-scenes feature on the $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE, the largest incentivized prize in history, to return robots to the Moon. Includes a short star talk.

Larry the Cat in Space

April: 3, 6-10 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.