up to date on the amazing field of Astronomy with different monthly topics.
This approximately 45 minute program is followed by a look at what’s up in the
current night sky. Free telescope
viewing follows the shows, cloud cover permitting.
Catching a Comet
November of 2014, scientists from the European Space Agency landed a probe on
Comet 67P. The Rosetta space craft covered 3 billion miles over 10 years and
accomplished what some people thought impossible; approaching a comet and
landing a probe successfully on its surface. Despite some problems, this
is an historic mission and important information has been discovered.
March 5, 12, and 19 and 26 at 7:30 p.m.
March 7 and 21 at 7:30 p.m.
: Katy Accetta
What’s So Super About
and explore the fascinating end stages in the life cycle of a star. Discover
what triggers the energetic explosions known as supernovae. These events,
though cataclysmic, have been essential to the formation of life here on Earth.
They also hold the key to uncovering many mysteries about the nature of the
Thursday April 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 at
Saturday April 4 and 18 at 7:30 p.m.
“Dawn” of New Discoveries
you name a dwarf planet discovered in 1801 that got kicked out of the big
planet club because it was too tiny? No, it’s not Pluto. It is
Ceres! Early in 2015, the Dawn spacecraft should give us our first close
up look at the solar system’s largest asteroid. Join us as we review the
results from the Dawn mission and learn more about this mysterious world.
May 7, 14, 21 and 28 at 7:30 p.m.
May 2 and 16 at 7:30 p.m.
note: Doors close promptly at start time. Tickets for all star shows are
available at the front desk 30 minutes before the program on a first-come,
first-served basis. Ticket sales end 5 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.