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Guidelines for Planetarium shows.

  • Shows are Free. We require people to sign up for tickets as seating is limited.
  • Once the door is closed we will not admit anyone else to the show.
  • If you leave the show for any reason you will not be readmitted to the show.
  • Please do not bring any food or drinks into the Planetarium other than water in a sealable container.
  • During the show all electronic devices should be turned off, and there is to be no photography or filming of the show.

Black Holes

August 9th & 10th

August 9th & 10th 1, 2, 3 pm

The event will be first come first serve. Everyone is welcome to attend and see “Black Holes.” Classes can be draining during the semester. Please come visit us August 9th and 10th to see what we offer so you can relax and take a break from your studies this semester.

Black Holes: “The immensity and power of black holes inspire wonder and curiosity. As we consider these stellar enigmas, the very nature of space time is warped as we approach. The mass of a large star has collapsed and compressed into an area so small that space and time have no meaning within its bounds. Our journey also visits supermassive black holes of unfathomable size at the central point of galaxies. These hidden monsters constrain their entire galaxies around them in a kaleidoscopic gravitational dance.”

Tickets

First Come, First Serve

Dark Side of the Moon

September 25th @ 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 pm

Middle School Ages and Older

Based on Pink Floyd’s 1973 album of humanitarian, political and philosophical empathy, Dark Side of the Moon is one of the most startling and bizarre laser light shows of all time! Considered by many critics to be the album that brought the commercial breakthrough to Pink Floyd, Dark Side of the Moon offers a mixture of psychedelic, rock and jazz sounds. Its sonic backdrops and atmospheric soundscapes combined with a unique assortment of sound effects yield an emotional resonance.

Tickets

Eventbrite Link: TBA

Availability starts: TBA

GALILEO: The Power of the Telescope

October 27, 28 @ 5, 6, 7, and 8 pm

All Ages

Two eyes and two pieces of glass revolutionized human understanding 400 years ago. The eyes belonged to Galileo Galilei, and the curved pieces of glass were the lenses of his telescope. Explore Galileo’s personal and powerful story, and see how his discoveries displaced long-held views about the universe. Travel back in time to Pisa, Italy, to experience Galileo’s early experiments with gravity and the laws of motion, his advocacy of the idea that the Earth revolves around the sun, and his work with early telescopes. You see how his keen observations culminated in The Starry Messenger, an early masterpiece in which Galileo described all his dazzling discoveries in a straightforward, easy to understand way.

Narrated by Dava Sobel, author of the award-winning biography Galileo’s Daughter.

Tickets

First Come, First Serve

Let It Snow

December 4th @ 12, 12:45, 1:30, 2:15, 3, 3:45, 4:30, 5:15, 6, 6:45, and 7:30 pm

All Ages

“Let it Snow” features a new variety of festive classics from Frank Sinatra and Chuck Berry to Burl Ives and Brenda Lee, and includes a stunning multi-media finale by the Trans Siberian Orchestra. The soundtrack is visually enhanced with thematic animation and all-dome scenery.

Tickets

Eventbrite Link: TBA

Availability starts: TBA

 

Last updated: 7/20/2021