Monthly Planetarium Shows

  • Doors open 15 minutes before the show. Advanced registration required. Learn how to register.  

    Shows are all on Tuesdays unless otherwise noted.

    Upcoming shows for 2019:

    September 24, 2019 - 6:00pm

    Beginner Night Sky - Level I:  This session will be targeted toward beginners of astronomy.  Participants will learn some basics about the night sky and how to locate some of the major constellations and asterisms along with some of the legends around the constellations.  

    September 24, 2019 - 7:15pm

    Beginner Night Sky - Level II:  This session will continue to develop an understanding of the night sky with a special focus on the summer triangle and winter hexagon.  A review of Level I will also be included.  Although Level I is not required, it will help star gazers to more easily find the constellations focused on in this session.  Interested parties may sign up for both sessions on this evening.

    Oct 29, 2019 - 7:15pm

    Spooktacular Stars:  This session will examine some of the unique stars in our galaxy and how to find them in the night sky.  Some hands-on opportunities will be provide for participants to do some simple science experiments prior to the show.  Students are welcome to wear Halloween costumes but should not have on masks for safety reasons.

    Oct 29, 2019 - 6:00pm

    Spooktacular Stars:  This session will examine some of the unique stars in our galaxy and how to find them in the night sky.  Some hands-on opportunities will be provide for participants to do some simple science experiments prior to the show.  Students are welcome to wear Halloween costumes but should not have on masks for safety reasons.

    December 17, 2018 - 6:00pm

    Beginner Night Sky - Level I:  This session will be targeted toward beginners of astronomy.  Participants will learn some basics about the night sky and how to locate some of the major constellations and asterisms along with some of the legends around the constellations.  

    December 17, 2018 – 7:15 pm

    What can Astronomy tell us about the Bethlehem Star? We use our knowledge of astronomy to determine what could have caused the “Star in the East” to appear over 2,000 years ago.  We will examine some of the popular ideas, based in science, of what this legendary star could have been while learning about meteors, comets, novae, supernovae, and planet peregrinations.  We will end the session with a view of the December night sky on the dome and review some constellations and asterisms.