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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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Monday - Friday  • 11:30AM, 1:30PM, 2:30PM
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.

 

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Monday - Friday • 12:30PM
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Larry Cat in Space

A playful, imaginative cartoon about an inquisitive cat who stows away aboard a space ship and visits the Moon.  Primarily targeted at the grades K-3 but enjoyable for everyone, the show teaches several things about the Moon and includes a short live night sky discussion.

 

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Saturdays  •  12:30PM
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Expanded View

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

 

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Saturdays  •  2:30PM
Sundays  •  2:30PM
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Two Small Pieces of Glass: The Amazing Telescope

Two Small Pieces of Glass: The Amazing Telescope follows two students as they chat with a female astronomer at a local star party. The students learn the history of the telescope from Galileo’s modifications, to a child’s spyglass, to the launch of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and the future of astronomy.

 

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January 18 • 12:30PM
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The Little Star that Could

Little Star, an average yellow star, searches for planets of his own to protect and warm. Along the way, 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.

 

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October, 2015


The Sky Tonight: Live Star Talk

SATURDAYS at 11:30 AM, 1:30 PM, 3:30PM
SUNDAYS at 1:30 PM and 3:30 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.

Stars to Starfish

SATURDAYS at 12:30 PM

Stars to Starfish compares the exploration of the Universe with the exploration of Earth's oceans.  Underscoring the importance of our home's last great resource, this beautiful excursion features stunning underwater photography and videography by Mike and Jan Davis.

From Earth to the Universe

SATURDAYS at 2:30 PM
SUNDAYS at 2:30 PM

A highly visual fulldome exploration of the origins of how humans looked at the night sky, and the long journey to be able to explore the deepest parts of space. Includes a brief night sky review.

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All ages admitted. Prices: $5 for adults, seniors & children. Tickets go on sale the hour before the show and can be purchased in the Museum Store on the first floor. Space is limited. Shows are approximately 45 minutes.

For next month's schedule, please visit our calendar of events