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Our planetarium has been completely transformed! We invite you to experience all your favorite programs in amazing new ways. And join us for our new full dome presentations!

We encourage you to contact our Information Desk at 440-871-2900 to confirm programming when making your plans.

To find out more about the transformation and renovation of our planetarium, please visit us here.

Full Dome Feature Show: Back to the Moon for Good
Date: Tuesday, Wednesday 4 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday 3:30 p.m.
Time/Duration:
  For ages preteen and up Fee: $5/person

Tim Allen narrates the story of the Google Lunar X Prize. To win the grand prize ($20 million), private teams (with no more than 10% in government funding) must do the following: Land a robot safely on the Moon, move 500 meters on, above or below the Moon's surface; and send back HDTV Mooncasts for everyone to enjoy. And this must all be completed before the December 31, 2015 deadline!

Running Time: 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.



Full Dome Children's Feature Show: Legends of Perseus and Andromeda
Date: Monday, Thursday, Friday 4 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday 11:30 a.m.
Saturday, Sunday 12:30 p.m.
Time/Duration: See Dates
  Recommended for families with children ages 3 - 12 years Fee: $5/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.

Running time: 18 min

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.



Stellar Stars Winter
Date: December 1, 2014 through February 28, 2015 Time/Duration: Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 11:30 a.m.
  Recommended for children ages 3 - 7 with an adult Fee: $3/person

Grab your passport, blast off and travel through space to explore a new destination in our solar system. Learn about a different picture in the stars each week and take home a coloring page. Complete your passport and receive a special treat! This program lasts approximately 20-30 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.

Schedule of  Subjects Below:

12/29-1/4            Mars  Orion

1/5-1/11              Asteroids  Aquarius

1/12-1/18            Jupiter   Aries

1/19-1/25            Saturn  Taurus

1/26-2/1              Uranus  Ursa Major

2/2-2/8                Neptune  Triangulum

2/9-2/15              Dwarf Planets  Pisces

2/16-2/22            Comets  Canis Major

2/23-3/1              Sun  Cancer



SkyQuest - Winter
Date: December 4, 6, 11, 18 & 20, 2014
January 3, 8, 15, 17, 22 & 29, 2015
February 5, 7, 12, 19, 21 & 26, 2015
Time/Duration: Thursdays and Select Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.

Free telescope viewing follows the shows, weather permitting
  Recommended for pre-teens through adults Fee: $5/person

SkyQuest is a longer program is for those who want to delve more deeply into astronomy and space topics with our expert staff. *Free telescope viewing follows the shows, weather permitting.

Manned (and Womanned) Space Flight: Past, Present and Future

December 4, 6, 11, 18, 20

Celebrate the first test of NASA's new Orion Crew Module by hearing about the glories and perils of manned space flights in the 50's - 70's, why the US currently has no vehicle with which to launch astronauts to space, and the plans for the future of manned space flight with the Orion program. Instructor: Fran Ratka, Planetarium Coordinator

Our Little Piece of "Laniakea"

January 3, 8, 15, 17, 22, 29

Laniakea means "immense heaven" in the native Hawaiian language. Astronomers recently expanded the view of our neighborhood and named the gigantic supercluster that we live in just that. Come learn about recent advances in the field of cosmic map-making and learn how our little piece of the Universe just got a whole lot bigger. We will discuss the compositions of galaxies as well as galactic structure. Instructor: Katy Accetta, Planetarium Specialist

Ancient Civilizations and the Night Sky

February 5, 7, 12, 19, 21, 26

Learn  Discover how ancient cultures viewed the night sky and kept track of what they observed. Find out how constellations, planets and moons go t their names and some of the interesting mythology that the ancients used to explain the Universe and their day to day lives. Instructor: Bill Reed, Planetarium Specialist

*Free telescope viewing follows the Saturday shows, weather permitting

Please note: 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.



Twinkle Tots Winter 2015
Date: December 1 - February 28 Time/Duration: Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 11:00 a.m.
  for ages 0 - 3 Fee: $2/person (including infants)
This is a program designed to delight the toddler in your family. Hear some fun music and learn what we can see up in the sky. Find out how fun (not scary!) it is to be in the dark, because that’s when we can see the stars. See some pictures made out of stars and moving lights in the sky.



Children should be able to sit for about 15 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.




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