Planetarium

Schuele Planetarium brings the fascinating realm of astronomy to people of all ages, from preschoolers through adults.

Originally built in 1968, the planetarium was transformed in 2014 with the introduction of the Fleming Family Projection System. This combination of an opti-mechanical star projector and digital projector provides visitors with an immersive learning experience through high-resolution, 360 degree images and a realistic, breathtaking display of over 3,000 stars. The full dome planetarium theater offers comfortable seating for 54 and is wheelchair accessible. The Center is uniquely positioned on Huntington Reservation’s park setting to provide hands-on learning experiences for finding constellations and identifying planets in the night sky.

Before Your Visit Information

  • Tickets are available online and at the Center's Welcome Desk.
  • Masks required for ages 2 and above.
  • No photography or video recording is permitted during the program.
  • For safety reasons, late admittance to planetarium programs is not permitted.
  • No food or drink is permitted in the Schuele Planetarium.
  • Schuele Planetarium continues to operate at a reduced capacity.

Planetarium Schedule

january, 2022

Astronomy Club

 

For adults and children ages 12 and up
Calling all local sky enthusiasts! Join us for Astronomy Club and explore the world of astronomy in a fun, social environment. Planetarium Specialist and NASA Solar System Ambassador Bill Reed will share what’s new in space, the latest gadgets, “astro-tainment,” and mind-blowing facts. Astronomy Club meets at Lake Erie Nature & Science Center monthly and includes the following benefits:
• Monthly meetings and newsletters
• Telescope Night programs
• Telescope rentals
• Volunteer opportunities
• Additional events including movie nights, workshops, and more
Annual Fee: $60/household

wed16feb6:30 PM8:00 PMAstronomy ClubFor adults and children ages 12 and up6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Subject:Adult & Family,Evening Programs,Planetarium

wed16mar6:30 PM8:00 PMAstronomy ClubFor adults and children ages 12 and up6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Subject:Adult & Family,Evening Programs,Planetarium

Planetarium Program Descriptions

Twinkle Tot

For ages 0 – 3
See the moon, stars and explore the sky with lights, sounds and colors in this 20-minute program designed for young children.
Cost: $5/person (including infants)

Stellar Stars

For ages 3 – 7
Blast off and travel through space as you visit different destinations in the solar system and learn about constellations in the night sky! Stellar Stars is approximately 30 minutes.
Cost: $5/person

Mini Missions

For ages 7 and up
Take a trip that’s completely out of this world! Travel through space and visit different objects in the solar system, explore constellations in the night sky and learn about NASA’s missions. Mini Missions is approximately 30 minutes.
Cost: $5/person

Sky Tonight

For adults and children ages 6 and up
See thousands of stars, planets and constellations on a tour of tonight’s sky. The forecast is always clear in the planetarium dome for excellent viewing! This program is approximately 30 minutes.
Cost: $5/person

Full Dome Show

For ages 10 and up
Experience the universe in a planetarium show that features 360 degree video projection! This program is approximately 25 – 35 minutes. Shows change weekly.

January 8: Space Aliens
Follow astrobiological arguments about the existence of life beyond earth.
January 15: The Sun, Our Living Star
Discover the secrets of our star in this planetarium show.
January 22: Galileo: Power of the Telescope
Go back in time to learn how Galileo revolutionized human understanding by inventing the telescope.
January 29: From Earth to the Universe
Learn about Earth’s place in the cosmos and the journey of celestial discovery.
February 5: Seeing! A Photon’s Journey Across Space, Time, and the Mind
Follow the journey of a single photon as it is produced in a distant star, before travelling across the vast expanse of space to land on someone’s retina.
February 12: Phantom of the Universe: The Hunt for Dark Matter
From the journey of protons racing through the world’s largest particle collider in Europe to up-close views of the Big Bang and emergent cosmos, Phantom of the Universe is a new fulldome planetarium show designed to immerse audiences in the search for dark matter.
February 19: Space Aliens
Follow astrobiological arguments about the existence of life beyond earth.
February 26: The Hot and Energetic Universe
Achievements of modern astronomy, the most advanced terrestrial and orbital observatories, the basic principles of electromagnetic radiation and the natural phenomena related to the High Energy Astrophysics.

Cost: $5/person

Telescope Night

For adults and children ages 12 and up
Join our resident telescope expert and NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador Bill Reed for an evening under the stars. We will begin in the planetarium for an overview of the constellations and planets, then review the current events happening in our night sky. Weather permitting, we will head outdoors for telescope viewing through our 8-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope.
Cost: $8/person

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