Cosmic Origins Spectrograph

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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.


Amp’s Night Flight

Amp's Night Flight

Available upon request for a private program

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


STARS

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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.


Sunstruck

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Available upon special program request.

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.

 


Season of Light

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Saturday December 3, 10, 17 at 7:00

Admission $2.50 cash or check only

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.


From Earth to the Universe

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Available upon request

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

Available upon request

Run Time: 25 minutes

Appropriate for ages 8 and up
ASTRONOMYTHS blends modern astronomy with ancient Greek mythology. The audience travels through a series of constellations as seen from earth and learns about the respective mythological stories after which they were named.