Holiday Show Schedule

From seasonal stories to serious science, there’s a Planetarium show for every taste.   All shows are just $3 per person.

season of light posterSeason of Light traces the history and development of many of the world’s most endearing holiday customs, all of which involve lighting up the winter season — from the burning Yule log, sparkling Christmas tree lights and candles in windows, to the lighting of luminarias in the American Southwest and the traditional ritual of the Hanukkah Menorah.  The show also recounts the historical, religious, and cultural rituals practiced during the time of winter solstice — not only Christian and Jewish, but also Celtic, Nordic, Roman, Irish, Mexican and Hopi.

This show runs about 35 minutes and is appropriate for ages 8 and up.

Shows at 4:15 pm on Dec. 19, 20, 21 and 22, and at 7 pm on Dec. 16, 23, and 30.

 

black hole posterBlack Holes lurk in the universe like cosmic dragons.  They can devour entire stars.  And once in their grasp, nothing — not even light — can escape.  This program takes you on a journey through one of the most mystifying, awe-inspiring phenomena in the Universe.  Learn where Black Holes come from, where they are found, and their unique properties.

 

This show runs about 40 minutes and is appropriate for 7th grade and older.

Shows at 8 pm on Dec. 16, 23, and 30.



Lighten Up!

The Casper Planetarium Gift Shop has more than science toys for kids.  Our colorful lights make great gifts for anyone.  Get a look at some of our most popular in the video.  When you stop by, please remember that cash and checks are welcome, but we can’t take cards because we are part of the school district.


Have You Checked Out Our Gift Shop?

The Planetarium has toys that make science fun, as well as lots of other cool stuff from lava lamps to hourglasses.   Check out just a handful of our toys in the video below.   The Gift Shop is open M-F from 9 to 5, and accepts cash and checks, but not cards.


Composite Image from the August 21 Solar Eclipse

We received 6 drawings from eclipse watchers who participated in our Corona Composite Image project.   Before the invention of photography, scientists would draw the corona during an eclipse, and then combine their drawings to create a final image.  Like those past scientists, each of our participants saw the eclipse a little differently.  The black and white drawings are the originals.  We’ve colorized them in the composite to help the individual layers stand out from each other.

                             


Heart of the Sun

Available upon request for a private program.
Run Time: 35 minutes
Recommended for ages 8 and up