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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.
  • 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.

You-niverse! Winter 2015 - 16
Date: December 1 through February 29 Time/Duration: Tuesday and Thursday 2 p.m.;
Saturday and Sunday 1 p.m.
  For all ages Fee: $3/person

Locate the moon, find the planets, identify constellations and learn what else is out there with the whole family in this program about the sky tonight. This program makes the most of both the digital projector and the starball so that you and your family can learn to do your own backyard astronomy!

This program is approximately 25 minutes long.



Full Dome Children's Feature Show: Our Place in Space
Date: January 1 - 31
May 1 - 31
Time/Duration: Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. in January;
Saturday and Sunday at 3:00 p.m. in May
  Recommended for children ages 3+ with an adult Fee: $3/person

While solving a crossword puzzle about the sky, endangered animals explore the cause of day and night, the importance of our star the Sun, the beauty of the constellations, and the variety of objects that make up the Universe.

Running time: 32 minutes

Due to Programs and Field Trips, this schedule is subject to change. Please check our Alert Box and call the Center at 440-871-2900m to confirm programming when making your plans.

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.



Full Dome Children's Feature Show: Rusty Rocket's Last Blast
Date: November 1 - 30 and
February 1 - 28
Time/Duration: Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m.
  For children ages 4 - 12 Fee: $3/person

Travel through the Solar System with Rusty Rocket and his last class of “rocket rookies” as they learn everything they need to know to become space rockets, just like Rusty.

Running time: 32 min

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.



Family Astronomy Night: An Evening Under the Stars
Date: Friday January 29, 2016 Time/Duration: 7 - 10 p.m.
  For all ages Fee: $4/person ages 3 & up; children 2 and under are free

Spend an evening under the stars as we observe the beautiful winter night sky in both the natural elements and inside our warm planetarium. Outdoors we'll have night hikes and telescopes set up for viewing (bring your binoculars if you have them). Warm up indoors with a special planetarium program and some hot chocolate!

Advance registration available to speed up your check-in time at the Center.

Click here to register


Twinkle Tots
Date: December 1 through May 31 Time/Duration: Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 11:30 a.m.
Saturday, Sunday: 11 a.m.
  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 our new Twinkle!

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.



Conceiving the Cosmos: A Trip through Space and Time: Tri-C Westshore Encore Course
Date: Session I: Tuesdays February 16, 23 and March 1 OR
Session II: Tuesdays April 5, 12 and 19
Please choose one session
Time/Duration: 10 - 11:30 a.m.
  For Adults Fee: $45/person
Register through Tri-C Westshore at 216-987-3075 or online here. Spring Registration is currently open.

Embark on a humbling voyage into the vastness of space. Along the way, we'll examine the life and death of stars, the formation and evolution of galaxies, and the origin and ultimate fate of our Universe. This class will reveal how we have improved our understanding of the cosmos, while shedding light on some of the mysteries which continue to puzzle astronomers today.

Instructor: Nick Anderson

Spring Semester Registration is currently open at Tri-C.  You may register with Tri-C Westshore at 216-987-3075 OR Register online below:

Click here to register


Stellar Stars Winter
Date: December 1, 2015 through May 31, 2016 Time/Duration: Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 12 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday: 11:30 a.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 20-30 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.



SkyQuest - Winter
Date: December 10, 2015
January 14 2016
February 11, 2016
Time/Duration: Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.
  Recommended for pre-teens through adults Fee: $5/person

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

Eyes on Earth                                                                                                                           December 10, 2015

We all know that NASA has many satellites out in space observing planets and other objects. Did you know that NASA also has many satellites focused on the Earth? Come and learn about some of these missions and why NASA has turned things around to examine our home planet.

Mars Rover Update                                                                                                                    January 14, 2016

Learn what's happening on Mars right now with information gathered from 3 different rovers that are providing discoveries every day. Also explore the new landers scheduled to visit and NQASA's upcoming plans.

The Future of the Hubble Space Telescope                                                                            February 11, 2016

The Hubble Space Telescope has been observing the secrets of the universe for 26 years. With no scheduled missions to repair the failing gyroscopes, what will become of it? Learn what NASA has planned for the future of space telescopes

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.





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