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Program List


Click on the ShowLibrary01252016 link above and on the next page for a list of available programs.

Spring Programs 2016

Public Program Schedule

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

4:15 P.M. STARS


7:00 P.M. First Saturday is an Entirely Live presentation

7:00 P.M. Every Saturday but the first is Sunstruck!

8:00 P.M. Cosmic Origins Spectrograph



Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 4:15 pm

Run Time 30 minutes

$2.50 per person

Recommended for ages 7 and up

Stars: the Powerhouses of the Universe.  Every star has a story. Some are as old as time, faint and almost forgotten. Others burn bright and end their lives in powerful explosions. New stars are created every day, born of vast clouds of gas and dust. Through every phase of their existence, stars release the energy that powers the Universe.

Journey to the farthest reaches of our galaxy and experience both the awesome beauty and destructive power of STARS.

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.




Every Saturday except the first Saturday of every month at 7:00 pm

Run time is 30 minutes

$2.50 per person

Recommended for ages 8 and up

Share the wonder of our own personal star, the Sun.  Learn how the Sun’s incredible energy has supported life on Earth for millennia, but also poses threats to the way of life our 21st century technology has enabled.


Cosmic Origins Spectrograph


Saturday 8:00 pm

Recommended for ages 8 and up

$2.50 per person

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.

Season of Light


Available upon request

Run Time: 35 minutes
Appropriate for ages 8 and up

The Light Before Christmas

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Available upon request

Runtime 35 minutes

Appropriate for all ages


After losing their way on a cold, blustery Christmas eve, two children, Katie and Makean are rescued by their friend, the Candleman, an old sage who imparts wisdom, hot chocolate, and stories. Opening a weathered book, he begins reading the classic tale, The Night Before Christmas. Magically, Katie and Makean become characters in the poem where they learn the light of Christmas comes from the giver of all good gifts.