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 … Continue reading →
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 … Continue reading →
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 … Continue reading →
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 … Continue reading →
Posted by casperplanetarium on September 1st, 2015
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.
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.
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.
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.