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  • Tickets for all planetarium shows are available at the Information Desk 30 minutes before the program begins. Tickets are given on a first-come, first-served basis and must be purchased at least 5 minutes before program time. For safety reasons, late admittance is not permitted.
  • Due to field trips, camps and other group events, this schedule is subject to change. We encourage you to check the alert box on the upper left corner of our home page or contact us at 440-871-2900 to confirm programming when making your plans.
  • We are happy to accommodate your group. Please contact us at 440-871-2900 to make arrangements.

Telescope Night
Date: June 18, July 23, August 20 at 8:30 p.m.
September 17, October 15 and November 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Time/Duration:
  Adults and families with children ages 6 and up Fee: $3/person

Join our resident telescope expert, Bill Reed, a former docent at Mt. Wilson and leader of classes on telescope building, for evenings under the stars. We will begin in the planetarium for an update on the sky tonight then head out to see the view. Inclement weather, we’ll do our viewing on the planetarium dome!

Advance registration available but not required. Tickets also available 15 minutes prior to show.

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Families Adventures in Space - Fall
Date: September 1 through November 30 Time/Duration: Monday through Friday at 2 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 12:30 p.m.
  For all ages Fee: $3/person

Take a trip that's completely out of this world! Travelling through space, you'll visit different objects in the Solar System, explore constellations in the night sky and learn about NASA's missions. 

Theme changes every week.

This program is approximately 20 minutes.

Doors close promptly at start time. Tickets for all planetarium shows are available at the Welcome Desk 30 minutes before the program on a first-come, first-served basis. Ticket sales end five minutes prior to show time. For safety reasons, late admittance to planetarium programs is not permitted. No food or drink is permitted in the Schuele Planetarium.

Due to field trips, camps and other group events, this schedule is subject to change. We encourage you to check the alert box on the upper left corner of our home page or contact us at 440-871-2900 to confirm programming when making your plans.



Stellar Stars Fall
Date: September 1 - November 30 Time/Duration: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays at 12 noon;
Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 a.m.
  For families with children ages 3 - 7 Fee: $3/person

Blast off and travel through the stars as you visit different destinations in the Solar System and constellations in the night sky.

Theme changes weekly.

This program is approximately 25 minutes.

Tickets for all planetarium shows are available at the Information Desk 30 minutes before the program begins. Tickets are given on a first-come, first-served basis and must be purchased AT LEAST 5 minutes before program time.  

For safety reasons, late admittance to planetarium programs is NOT permitted. No food or drink is permitted in the planetarium.

Due to field trips, camps and other group events, this schedule is subject to change. We encourage you to check the alert box on the upper left corner of our home page or contact us at 440-871-2900 to confirm programming when making your plans.



Astronomy 101: Tri-C Westshore Continuing Education Course
Date: Wednesdays September 14, 21 and 28 Time/Duration: 7 - 8:30 p.m.
  Adults Fee: $45/person

Join us for a three part series on basic astronomy. Begin with understanding the constellations and the night sky. Learn about our precious star, the Sun. Wrap things up with a grand tour of the Universe.

Instructor: Katy Accetta, Planetarium Specialist

Advance registration is required for this program.

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Above the Atmosphere & Out of this World -Tric-C Westshore Continuing Education Course
Date: Tuesdays October 4, 11 and 18 Time/Duration: 10 - 11:30 a.m.
  Adults Fee: $45/person

The Hubble Space Telescope has been hovering above the Earth for more than 26 years. Celebrate its many accomplishments and learn all about its successor, the James Webb Space Telescope, which will see even further into the depths of space. We'll check out high-resolution models of these engineering feats and journey to the same celestial bodies that space telescopes observe.

Instructor: Nick Anderson, Planetarium Specialist

Advance registration is required for this program.

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Holiday Walk-In Programming for Thanksgiving Break
Date: Wednesday & Friday, November 23 & 25 Time/Duration: Programming begins at 10:30 a.m. and ends by about 4 p.m. each day
  For all ages Fee: $5/person or less, depending on the program

November 23 and 25 (Wednesday and Friday)

10:30 Critter Encounters

11:00 Rusty Rocket's Last Blast; Critter Encounters

11:30 Twinkle Tots; Critter Encounters 

12:00 Stellar Stars

12:30 Critter Encounters

1:00   Family Adventures in Space; Critter Encounters

1:30  You-niverse; Critter Encounters

2:30   Full Dome Show: Rusty Rocket's Last Blast

3:00   Feed &Follow

 

No registration required for these programs.



Full Dome Children's Feature Show: Perseus and Andromeda
Date: October 1 - 31, 2016 Time/Duration: Tuesdays & Thursdays at 12 noon; Saturdays & Sundays at 2 p.m.
  Recommended for families with children ages 4 - 12 years Fee: $3/person

Owl and Socrates tell the fairy tale legend of brave Prince Perseus and beautiful Princess Andromeda in a fun way, even though there is a monster or two to look out for.

This full dome feature is about 18 minutes long.

Due to Programs and Field Trips, this schedule is subject to change. Please check our Alert Box and call the Center at 440-871-2900 to confirm programming when making your plans. Tickets for all planetarium shows are available at the Information Desk 30 minutes before the program begins. Tickets are given on a first-come, first-served basis and must be purchased AT LEAST 5 minutes before program time. For safety reasons, late admittance to planetarium programs is NOT permitted. No food or drink is permitted in the planetarium.

Due to field trips, camps and other group events, this schedule is subject to change. We encourage you to check the alert box on the upper left corner of our home page or contact us at 440-871-2900 to confirm programming when making your plans.



Family Astronomy Night: Galaxies
Date: Friday September 23, 2016 Time/Duration: 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
  For all ages Fee: $4/person ages 3 & up; children 2 and under are free

Take a trip to the edge of our Milky Way and beyond as we learn about different galaxies. The whole family will enjoy visiting the planetarium, playing galactic games and bringing home their very own galaxy. Weather permitting, telescopes will be set up for viewing.

Advance registration is encouraged for this program.

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Twinkle Tots - Fall
Date: September 1 - November 30 Time/Duration: Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 11:30 a.m.
Saturday, Sunday: 11 a.m.
  For ages 0 - 3 Fee: $2/person (including infants)

Enjoy a light show set to lively music and learn what we can see up in the sky! Come see a new place in space each week!

This program is approximately 15 minutes long.

Tickets for all planetarium shows are available at the Information Desk 30 minutes before the program begins. Tickets are given on a first-come, first-served basis and must be purchased AT LEAST 5 minutes before program time. For safety reasons, late admittance to planetarium programs is NOT permitted. No food or drink is permitted in the planetarium.

Due to field trips, camps and other group events, this schedule is subject to change. We encourage you to check the alert box on the upper left corner of our home page or contact us at 440-871-2900 to confirm programming when making your plans.



Full Dome Children's Feature Show: Rusty Rocket's Last Blast
Date: November 1 - 30, 2016 Time/Duration: Tuesday, Thursday at 12:00 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday at 2:00 p.m.
  For children ages 4 - 12 Fee: $3/person

Travel through the Solar System with Rusty Rocket and friends as they learn everything they need to know to become space rockets.

This full dome feature is about 25 minutes long.

Due to Programs and Field Trips, this schedule is subject to change. Please check our Alert Box and call the Center at 440-871-2900 to confirm programming when making your plans. Tickets for all planetarium shows are available at the Information Desk 30 minutes before the program begins. Tickets are given on a first-come, first-served basis and must be purchased AT LEAST 5 minutes before program time. For safety reasons, late admittance to planetarium programs is NOT permitted. No food or drink is permitted in the planetarium.

Due to field trips, camps and other group events, this schedule is subject to change. We encourage you to check the alert box on the upper left corner of our home page or contact us at 440-871-2900 to confirm programming when making your plans.



Hitchhiker's Guide to the Planets: Tri-C Westshore Encore Course
Date: Tuesdays September 6, 13 and 20 Time/Duration: 10 - 11:30 a.m.
  For Adults Fee: $45/person

Hitch a ride with us as we depart Earth and visit our Solar System's gas giants. We'll explore many of the moons orbiting these distant planets and take a close look at NASA space probes that have traveled out to these mysterious worlds.

Instructor: Nick Anderson

Advance registration is required for this program.

Click here to register


Full Dome Children's Feature Show: The Little Star That Could
Date: September 1 - 30, 2016 Time/Duration: Tuesday & Thursday at 12 noon; Saturday & Sunday at 2:00 p.m.
  Recommended for children ages 4 - 12 Fee: $3/person

Join us for a story about Little Star, a star searching for planets of his own to protect and warm. On his adventure, he'll meet other stars and learn what makes each star special.

This full dome "movie" is 25 minutes long.

Tickets for all planetarium shows are available at the Information Desk 30 minutes before the program begins. Tickets are given on a first-come, first-served basis and must be purchased AT LEAST 5 minutes before program time. For safety reasons, late admittance to planetarium programs is NOT permitted. No food or drink is permitted in the planetarium.

Due to field trips, camps and other group events, this schedule is subject to change. We encourage you to check the alert box on the upper left corner of our home page or contact us at 440-871-2900 to confirm programming when making your plans.



SkyQuest - FALL
Date: September 8
October 13
November10

Time/Duration: 7:30 -8:15 p.m.

  Recommended for preteens through adults
Fee: Fee: $5/person

Stay up to date on the amazing field of Astronomy or see our new full dome shows. This approximately 45 minute program is followed by a look at what's up in the current night sky using the Center's star projector.

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OSIRIS-REx: Mission to the Asteroid Belt                September 8

Join us on launch day as the third mission of the New Frontiers program lifts off and heads towards a Near Earth Asteroid. The mission hopes to bring back samples of an asteroid for analysis of what the early solar system was like.

Legends of the Night Sky           October 13

Join us as we go in depth into what can be observed in the sky with the naked eye. Explore the stars, their names, their true identities and how to find them. Enjoy some stories of old and maybe even a spooky tale.

Night of the Beaver Moon             November 10

Blood moons, Blue Moons, Super Moons, Wolf Moons and Harvest Moons! Everything you ever wanted to know about all the different names for our Moon.



Sky Tonight
Date: September 1 through November 30, 2016 Time/Duration: Tuesday, Thursday at 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday at 1:00 p.m.
  For adults and children ages 6 and up Fee: $3/person

Identify constellations and learn what else is out in the night sky as we explore with both the digital projector and the starball. This program helps you learn to do your own backyard astronomy!

This program is approximately 30 minutes long in full dark.

Tickets for all planetarium shows are available at the Information Desk 30 minutes before the program begins. Tickets are given on a first-come, first-served basis and must be purchased AT LEAST 5 minutes before program time. For safety reasons, late admittance to planetarium programs is NOT permitted. No food or drink is permitted in the planetarium.

Due to field trips, camps and other group events, this schedule is subject to change. We encourage you to check the alert box on the upper left corner of our home page or contact us at 440-871-2900 to confirm programming when making your plans.



Light, Heat & Electricity
Date: Available School Year Time/Duration: 60 minutes
  Grade 4 Fee: One Program (1 to 2 hrs.)
$5/student
$60 minimum/deposit

Two Programs
$8/student
$100 minimum/deposit
May include any two programs- physical science, natural science or space science (planetarium)

In this inquiry-based field trip students experiment with heat, light and electricity to explore energy transformation. Learn about circuits and what acts as a conductor of heat and electricity. Build your own circuits, experiment with heat and ice, and see how light makes things move. Demonstrations included.

Teacher Guide for Light, Heat and Electricity




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