Stay up to date on the amazing field of Astronomy with different monthly topics. This approximately 60 minute program includes a look at what's up in the current night sky.
Cosmic Castaways December 8, 2016
There are places where the night sky has no constellations. No Orion, no Big Dipper; nothing but a few isolated stars and some faint ghostly patches of light. Most stars lie within the crowded boundaries of galaxies, but those we find deep within voids between the galaxies are the cosmic castaways-illustrated in a dome feature show followed with discussion.
South of the Equator January 12, 2017
Join us on an adventure in the Southern Hemisphere as we travel below the equator. Many people don't realize that the southern sky is very different than the northern sky. We will examine southern constellations and sky traditions, as well as the southern giant telescopes. Katy Acetta, Center Planetarium Specialist, will share her research experience done in Chile, complete with telescope photos.
What's Your Sign? February 9, 2017
How are horoscopes and constellations related? What exactly is the difference between astrology and astronomy? Join us as we explain the true meaning of the Zodiac and determine whether or not your sign is correct. we'll hear plenty of constellation stories and even explore a few deep sky wonders.
Advance registration is now available but not required for these programs.
Doors close promptly at start time. Tickets for all star shows are available at
the front desk 30 minutes before the program begins on a first-come, first-served basis. All
shows include an overview of the current night sky and any news from the space agencies.
For safety reasons, late admittance to planetarium programs is not permitted.