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From Earth to the Universe

FromEarthToUniverse

Saturday 8:00 PM

Recommended for ages 8 and up

Run time 30 minutes.

The night sky, both beautiful and mysterious, has been the subject of campfire stories, ancient myths and awe for as long as there have been people. A desire to comprehend the Universe may well be humanity’s oldest shared intellectual experience. Yet only recently have we truly begun to grasp our place in the vast cosmos. To learn about this journey of celestial discovery, from the theories of the ancient Greek astronomers to today’s grandest telescopes, we invite you to experience From Earth to the Universe.


Astronomyths

Astronomyths

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 4:15

Run Time: 25 minutes

Appropriate for ages 8 and up
ASTRONOMYTHS is a digital planetarium show blending modern astronomy with ancient Greek mythology. The show travels the audience through a series of constelations as seen from earth and the respective mythological stories after which they were named. This is a great show for audiences of all ages, presenting rich educational content in a highly entertaining way.


Dream to Fly

Dream to Fly

Every Saturday except the first Saturday of the month at 7:00 PM

Run time 35 minuets

Recommended for ages 10 and up

Discover the mystery of flight with Leonardo da Vinci, Montgolfier brothers, Wright brothers and other inventors. Experience the adventure and find out how this immense and challenging dream, for which mankind has strived since the beginning of history came true.

 


Entirely Live

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

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

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

September Topic: From Earth to Pluto

 


Fall Programs 2015

Public Program Schedule

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

4:00 P.M. Astronomyths

Saturdays

7:00 P.M. First Saturday is an entirely live presentation

7:00 P.M. Every Saturday but the first is Dream to Fly

8:00 P.M. From Earth to the Universe


Program List

Click  the Show Library link for information about the programs in our archive.  More information on each program can be found by typing the program title in the Search window and hit return.

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Summer Shows

summer kids programs 2015

 

At 11:00 Wilbear’s Adventure: Follow Wilbear the teddy Bear’s discovery of flight.  His grandpa uses demonstrations about the nature of flight to build up to the story of the
Wright Brothers’ historic first airplane experience.  Grandpa bear captivates audiences with tales of inventions over time, from kites and gliders to today’s jet planes.

4:00 The Case of the Disappearing Planet: Join Detective Skye Watcher as she examines the changing status of objects we call “planets.”  What exactly makes an object a planet?  Why has that definition changed over the years?  The program not only covers Pluto, but the temporary planetary status of asteroids as well.


Origins of Life

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