up to date on the amazing field of Astronomy with this new SkyQuest format highlighting timely monthly topics.
This approximately 45 minute program is followed by a look at what’s up in the
current night sky with our starball projector.
Year in Space Update
Astronaut Scott Kelly has spent the last year aboard the International Space Station and is due to return March 2, 2016. Learn about the incredible experience of spending over 365 days in space and the accomplishments of Kelly and the ISS team.
A Planetary Passage
On May 9, 2016, Mercury will appear to move across the face of the Sun-something that has not been visible on earth for almost ten years. Prepare for this rare celestial event, learn what NASA's MESSNGER spacecraft has shared with us about Mercury and discuss future exploration of this fascinating planet.
Thursday April 14
Galileo: The Power of the Telescope
Four hundred years ago, Galileo Galilei revolutionized human understanding of the world with the introduction of the telescope. Journey back to this time in Pisa, Italy to learn about his work with early telescopes, explore how this has led to the instruments of today and what we've been able to learn with them.
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note: Doors close promptly at start time. Tickets for all star shows are
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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.