2017 Solar Eclipse

Eclipse  Conference Information

ASTROCON News Release 8-2013

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Cosmic Castaway


Saturday evening at 7:00
June 13 – August  20, 2016
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


Tuesday through Friday at 4:00
June 13 – August 20

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


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.

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.


Amp’s Night Flight

Amp's Night Flight

Tuesday through Friday
11:00 AM
June 13 – August 20

Amp’s Amazing Night Flight
Run time: 20 minutes,
Appropriate for grades K – 2,
Follow Amp the firefly in his nighttime stargazing adventures.

Summer Astronomy Camps 2-16

We are gearing up for our summer astronomy camps. They will run Monday-Friday starting at 1:00 PM the weeks of June 13-17 (ages 11+), June 20-24 (ages 9/10), June 27-July 1 (ages 7/8), July 18-22 (age 6), July 25-29 (age 5), and August 1-5 (age 4). See attached flyer for prices, camp name, and times. You can sign your child(ren) up in person at the planetarium or by mailing in the registration form and payment.



Microsoft Word - AstroCamp_2016_Flyer.docx             Microsoft Word - Registration2016.doc

Program List


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



Available upon special request.

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.