2017 Solar Eclipse

Eclipse  Conference Information

ASTROCON News Release 8-2013

Click here to watch a video about the eclipse.

Special presentation



The Casper Planetarium will be participating in a live presentation from the Adler Planetarium on October 28 at 11:00 AM and 6:30PM. During this live presentation, the folks at the Adler planetarium will be controlling our dome.

The Warped Universe: The 100 year quest to detect gravitational waves


Nergis Mavalvala, MIT

Some of the most violent events in the universe spectacularly warp space-time, emitting gravitational waves. Nergis will describe the 100 year search for these tiny ripples in space-time and what they can tell us about cosmic events that may be shrouded in darkness and date as far back in time as the earliest moments after the Big Bang.

The Little Star that Could


Starting August 30, 2016

4:15 Tuesday through Friday

$2.50 per person

Run Time: 40 minutes
Appropriate for ages 6 and up

Entirely Live

Starfield Background

The first Saturday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

Run time: 45 minutes.
Appropriate for 8 and up.

$2.50 per person.

Experience an entirely live tour of the night sky including stars, planets, and stories about the constellations by a planetarium staff member.


Galileo: The Power of the Telescope

Galileo: The Power of the Telescope

Starting September 3, 2016

Saturday at 7:00 P.M (Except for the first Saturday of the Month)

$2.50 per person

Run Time: 30 minutes.
Appropriate for ages 8 and up.

Heart of the Sun

Heart of the Sun

Starting September 3, 2016

Saturday at 8:00 P.M.

$2.50 per person
Run Time: 35 minutes
Recommended for ages 8 and up

Cosmic Castaway


Available upon request for a private show.
21 minutes

Appropriate for ages: 8 or older

What happens when galaxies collide?  What becomes of the stars within those galaxies?  In this fulldome program we explore these questions and ponder the fate of our own Sun and solar system when the Milky Way galaxy and the Andromeda galaxy collide in the distant future.



Moon Dreams


Available upon request for a private program.

Run time: 13 minutes.
Recommended for grades 3 – 12.
Explore the origins of the Moon, how it has affected life on Earth and the possibility of life on other moons in the solar system.

Cosmic Origins Spectrograph


Available upon request for a private program.

Recommended for ages 8 and up

Run time 30 minutes

The Cosmic Origins Spectrograph was the last instrument added to the Hubble Space Telescope in 2009. This 30-minute program discusses how the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph analyzes visible and invisible light of the cosmos and explores the hidden large-scale structure of the universe to understand the origins of galaxies, stars, and planets.