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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. Please note that if you must leave the planetarium during a show we cannot readmit you.
  • 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 Spring
Date: March 25, April 13 and May 13 Time/Duration: 7:30 p.m. Saturday March 25
8:30 p.m. Thursday April 13 and Saturday May 13
  For adults and children ages 6 and up Fee: $5/person

Telescope Night

For adults and children ages 6+

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.  In case of inclement weather, viewing will be done inside on the planetarium dome.

Planetarium portion of the program lasts approximately 45 minutes in the dark.

Saturday March 25 at 7:30 p.m.

Thursday April 13 at 8:30 p.m.

Saturday May 13 at 8:30 p.m.

Fee: $5/person

Advance registration is available but not required for this program.

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Sky Tonight - Spring
Date: March 1 through May 31 Time/Duration: Saturday and Sunday: 2:00 p.m.
  For adults and children ages 6+ Fee: $3/person

We'll use both the digital projector and the starball to identify constellations and learn what else is out there in the night sky tonight.This program helps you learn to do your own backyard astronomy!

This program is approximately 30 minutes long in full dark.

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.

Tickets for all planetarium shows are available at the Welcome 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.



Family Adventures in Space - Spring
Date: March 1 through May 31 Time/Duration: Thursday: 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday: 1:30 p.m.
  For all ages Fee: $3/person

Take a trip that's completely out of this world! Travelling through you'll visit different objects in the Solar System, explore constellations in the night sky and learn about NASA's missions. This program is approximately 20 minutes.

Due to field trips and other group events, this schedule is subject to change. We encourage you to contact our Welcome Desk at 440-871-2900 to confirm programming when making your plans. Please note: 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.



Full Dome Weekend Feature Shows: April 2017
Date: Weekends only, January 1 - 31
Time/Duration: Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
  See descriptions for age recommendations. Fee: $3/person

Join us for a movie on the planetarium dome!

These programs are approximately 25–30 minutes each.

April 1 & 2: Space Aliens

Follow astrobiological arguments about the existence of life beyond Earth. Recommended for ages 10 and up

April 8 & 9: The Little Star That Could

Join us for a story about Little Star as he searches for planets of his own to protect and warm. Recommended for ages 4 and up

April 15 & 16: Journey to Mars + Mars Talk

Join NASA in preparing for a journey of a lifetime-to Mars! Discussion following short dome feature. Recommended for age 6 and up

April 22 & 23: Galileo-The Power of the Telescope

Go back in time to learn how Galileo revolutionized human understanding by inventing the telescope. Recommended for age 10 and up

April 29 & 30: Chasing the Ghost Particle

Learn about IceCube, the biggest and strangest particle detector in the world. Recommended for age 10 and up

Please note: This schedule is subject to change. We encourage you to contact our Welcome Desk at 440-871-2900 to confirm programming when making your plans or check the home page Alert Box.

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.



Full Dome Weekend Feature Shows - March 2017
Date: March 1 - 30
See Descriptions for Dates
Time/Duration: Saturdays and Sundays at 3:00 p.m.
  See each description for age recommendations Fee: $3/person

Join us for a movie on the planetarium dome! We have some new shows and each weekend the movie changes.

These programs are approximately 25–35 minutes each.

March 4 & 5: Flight Adventures

Learn about the history of flight with an animated tour of a flight museum.   Recommended for ages 4 and up

March 11 & 12: Two Small Pieces of Glass

Learn the history of the telescope and explore the discoveries made by astronomers throughout the last 400 years.  Recommended for ages 8 and up

March 18 & 19: From Earth to the Universe

Learn about Earth's place in the cosmos and the journey of celestial discover. Recommended for ages 10 and up

March 25 & 26: Sunstruck

Discover the wonders of our Sun and learn about the life and death of stars in our Universe.  Recommended for ages 10 and up

Please note: This schedule is subject to change. We encourage you to contact our Welcome Desk at 440-871-2900 to confirm programming when making your plans or check the home page Alert Box message.

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.



What Do I Do With This Telescope that I Bought?
Date: April 22 Time/Duration: 6:30 - 10:30 p.m.
  For Adults and families with children ages 10 and up Fee: $30/telescope

Did you buy a great telescope and can’t figure out how to use it?  Seeing nothing but fuzz through the eyepiece?  Not to worry!  Bring your scope to us and our planetarium staff will help you set it up, align it and put it to good use.  Weather permitting, we will take the scopes outside and find out what we can see.

Instructor: Bill Reed, Planetarium Specialist

Pre-registration is required.

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Twinkle Tots - Spring
Date: March 1 - May 31 Time/Duration: Wednesday, Friday: 11:30 a.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 10:30 a.m. (new time)
  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.



Continuing Education Programs with Tri-C Westshore
Date: See Descriptions Time/Duration: See Descriptions
  For Adults Fee: $15/person per program

These fun and informative programs take place in the Center's planetarium and all include a night sky talk using both planetarium projectors.

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Inner Planets                                                                                      Wednesday March 29, 2017  from 10:00-11:30 a.m.

Buckle up as we travel out into space and visit our Solar System's rocky worlds. Well tour each one of these unique planets in unprecedented detail and check out many of the space probes that explore them.

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Outer Planets                                                                                      Wednesday April 5, 2017  from 10:00-11:30 a.m

Join us as we depart Earth and visit the gas giant planets of our Solar System. We'll explore many of their distant moons and even take a close look at NASA space probes that have traveled out to these mysterious worlds.

What's so super about a Supernova?                                                                                          Thursday April 13, 2017  from 10:00-11:30 a.m

Join us as we reveal the fascinating ways that stars end their lives. Discover what triggers the energetic explosions known as supernovae. These events, though cataclysmic, have been essential to the formation of life here on Earth and hold the key to uncovering many cosmic mysteries.

Hubble Turns 27                                                                                                                Tuesday April 25, 2017  from 7:00-8:30 p.m

The Hubble Space Telescope has been hovering above the earth for nearly three decades. Celebrate Hubble's many accomplishments and learn about its successor, 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.

Advance registration is now available but not required for these programs.

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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.



Full Dome Weekend Feature Shows: May 2017
Date: May 1 - 31 Time/Duration: Saturdays and Sundays at 3:00 p.m.
  See age recommendations in descriptions Fee: $3/person

Join us for a movie on the planetarium dome!

These programs are approximately 25–30 minutes each.

May 6 & 7: Perseus & Andromeda

Owl and Socrates tell the fairy tale legend of Prince Perseus and Princess Andromeda. Recommended for ages 4 - 12

May 13 & 14: Back to the Moon for Good 

With the Google Lunar X Prize on the line, private teams work to land a robot safely on the Moon. Recommended for ages 10 and up

May 20 & 21: Cosmic Castaways

Most stars lie within the crowded boundaries of galaxies, but those we find deep within voids between are the cosmic castaways, illustrated in this dome show. Recommended for ages 10 and up

May 27 & 28: Cosmic Origins Spectrograph

The Cosmic Origins Spectrograph is an instrument installed on the Hubble Space Telescope. Discover the universe through this special eye of Hubble. Recommend for ages 10 and up

Please note: This schedule is subject to change. We encourage you to contact our Welcome Desk at 440-871-2900 to confirm programming when making your plans.

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.



Stellar Stars - Spring
Date: March 1 through May 31, 2017 Time/Duration: Wednesday, Friday: 12 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 11:00 a.m. & 1 p.m.
  Recommended for children ages 3 - 7 with an adult Fee: $3/person

Grab your passport, blast off and travel through space as you visit different destinations in the Solar System. Learn about a different constellation each week and take home a coloring page. Complete your passport and receive a special treat! This program lasts approximately 20 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.



SkyQuest - Spring
Date: March 16: Year in Space Update
Note that this program is on Thursdays
Time/Duration: 7:30 p.m.
  Recommended for pre-teens through adults Fee: $5/person

Stay 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: One Year Later

Astronaut Scott Kelly landed safely back on Earth last March after spending a year aboard the International Space Station. This remarkable feat allowed scientists to study the effects of long-term spaceflight on the human body and mind, paving the way for manned missions to Mars in the future. We will reflect on the accomplishments of Kelly and examine research that was conducted following his return.

Thursday March 16.

 

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Please 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.





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