||December 7, 12, 26
January 4, 9, 18, 23
February 1, 6, 15, 20
||Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.
Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.
Free telescope viewing follows the Saturday shows, weather permitting
SkyQuest is a longer program is for those who want to delve more deeply into astronomy and space topics with our expert staff.
Please note: Due to our planetarium renovation, planetarium programs scheduled between February 6 and April 30, 2014 may be held either in the StarLab or in a classroom with a Power Point presentation. Call ahead to check on details.
December 7*, 12, 26
Featuring Katy Accetta and her own photos of world-class telescopes and observatories where she worked and visited in Chile, we'll take you from Galileo's time up through modern observation. We will discover the impact telescopes have made on science today, as they gradually reveal the wonders of the visual universe and give us a better understanding of our place in the universe.
*Free telescope viewing follows the 7:30 p.m. shows, weather permitting
Black Holes: The Point of No Return
January 4*, 9, 18*, 23
Previously the stuff of theory and science fiction, black holes are now known to litter the cosmos, including a supermassive black hole four million times more massive than the Sun, residing at the center of our own galaxy. What happens near the event horizon? Would you really be "spaghettified" if you drew near? Learn these answers and more as we shine a light on these once mythical, mysterious objects.
Stars: From Soup to Nuts
February 1*, 6, 15*, 20
Learn about the life and death of stars. Find out how a nebulous stellar nursery generates incandescent balls of gas. Follow each type of star to its inevitable end, whether it be a lonely life as a white dwarf star, a violent supernova or somewhere in between.
*Free telescope viewing follows the Saturday shows, weather permitting
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.