Monthly Planetarium Shows

  • All shows are on Tuesday evenings at 7:15 p.m. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Advanced registration required. Learn how to register.

    Upcoming shows for 2018:

    November 27, 2018 – 7:15 pm

    An Introduction to the Night Sky.  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.  Participants will have an opportunity to make their own Planisphere to help them continue searching for stars at home.

     

    December 18, 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 an opportunity to make a star finder for an asterism or constellation.