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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.

Sky Tonight - Fall
Date: September 1 through November 30 Time/Duration: Saturday and Sunday: 2:00 p.m.
  For adults and children ages 6+ Fee: $4/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.



Telescope Night - Fall 2017
Date: September 23 at 8:30 p.m.; October 14 at 7:30 p.m. Time/Duration:
  Adults and families with children ages 6 and up Fee: $7/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 September 23 at 8:30 p.m.

Saturday October 14 at 7:30 p.m.

Telescope nights will resume in March 2018

Fee: $7/person

Advance registration is available but not required for this program.

Click here to register


Family Adventures in Space - Fall
Date: September 1 through November 30 Time/Duration: Monday through Friday: 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday: 1:30 p.m.
  For all ages Fee: $4/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 Childrens Feature Shows Fall Weekdays
Date: September 1 - November 30 Time/Duration: Tuesday and Thursday at 12:00 p.m.
  Recommended for children ages 4-12 with an adult Fee: $4/person

Come see a movie in the Planetarium! The Childrens Feature Dome Show changes monthly.

Flight Adventures                                                                                                                    September 2017                                                                                                                               Learn about the history of flight with an animated tour of the Childrens Museum in Indianapolis. This family-friendly show features NASA’s research and the advancements that have made space travel possible, along with the important role that models have played in flight development.                                                                                                                   

Perseus and Andromeda                                                                                                             October 2017                                                                                                                                           Owl and Socrates tell the fairy tail legend of brave Prince Perseus and beautiful Princess Andromeda in a fun way, even though there is a monster or two along the way.

The Little Star that Could                                                                                                          November 2017                                                                                                                                      Join us for a story about Little Star as he searches for planets of his own to protect and warm.

Full dome features are 25-30 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.



Full Dome Weekend Feature Shows - September 2017
Date: September 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! Each weekend the movie changes.

These programs are approximately 25–35 minutes each.

September 2 & 3: From Earth to the Universe

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

September 9 & 10: Flight Adventures

Learn about the history of flight with an animated tour of a flight museum.   Recommended for children

September 16 & 17: Chasing the Ghost Particle

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

September 23 & 24: Perseus and Andromeda

Owl and Socrates tell the fairy tale legend of Prince Perseus and Princess Andromeda.  Recommended for children

September 30 & October 1: 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 & up

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.



Family Astronomy Night: Exoplanets
Date: Friday November 10, 2017 Time/Duration: 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
  For all ages Fee: $8/person ages 3 & up; children 2 and under are free

Take a trip to the edge of our Milky Way and beyond as we learn about different galaxies. The whole family will enjoy visiting the planetarium, playing galactic games and bringing home their very own galaxy. Weather permitting, telescopes will be set up for viewing.

Advance registration is encouraged for this program.

Click here to register


Twinkle Tots - Fall
Date: September 1 - November 30 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.

Ask an Astronomer                                                                                                               Wednesday September 6, 2017  from 10:00-11:30 a.m OR 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Do you have space questions that need to be answered? Join us in Schuele Planetarium for a discussion! This program is dedicated to you, the curious listener. Our astronomers will be prepared to talk all abut the history and future of manned space flight, the Solar System, satellites, telescopes and more. Bring your questions and your curiosity!

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Solar System                                                                                    Wednesday September 20, 2017  from 10:00-11:30 a.m OR 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Hitch a ride on our planetarium "space ship" as we journey through our very own Solar System! We will take an in-depth look at what we know about these alien worlds and how we have come to know it. Using our state of the art planetarium and current computer modeling, you won't want to miss this journey into nearby space!

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Universe                                                                                        Thursday September 28, 2017  from 10:00-11:30 a.m OR 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Buckle up as we depart Earth and visit our neighbors in the Solar System. We will then travel beyond the edge of the Milky Way Galaxy and to galaxies beyond. At the edge of the observable Universe we will take a look at how far we have come and travel faster than light back to Earth.

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

Click here to register

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. No food or drink is permitted in the planetarium.



Stellar Stars - Fall
Date: September 1 through November 30, 2017 Time/Duration: Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 12 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 11:00 a.m. & 1 p.m.
  Recommended for children ages 3 - 7 with an adult Fee: $4/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 - FALL
Date: September 13
October 11
November 8

Time/Duration: 7:30 p.m.

  Recommended for preteens through adults
Fee: $7/person

Stay up to date on the amazing field of Astronomy with different monthly topics. This approximately 45-60 minute program is followed by a look at what's up in the current night sky.

Please note, we've switched to Wednesday nights!

Advance registration is available but not required for these programs.

Click here to register

The Night Sky               September 13

Take an in depth tour of the current night sky as we use both of our star projectors (digital and optical mechanical) to find constellations, planets and review current events.

Exoplanets           October 11

Join us in the planetarium as we take an up close look at the latest research on exoplanets. We will use models of the most recent discovery, the Trappist-1 system, to talk about how other planets are discovered, the possibilities of life on those planets, and the probability of us ever reaching them.

Telescope Night             November 8

Join our resident telescope expert, Bill Reed, a former docent at Mt. Wilson and leader of classes on telescope building, for an evening under the stars. We will begin in the planetarium for an update on the night sky. Weather permitting, we'll follow the tour of the night sky with telescope viewing outside.





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