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Public Planetarium Shows

Planetarium

Wernher von Braun Planetarium

Our VBAS members and guest speakers present a variety of astronomy related programs in our planetarium every Saturday at 7:30 pm for the public and by special arrangements for groups at other times.  Follow this link for directions to our facilities or you can click the "Directions" link in the General menu on the left.  We recommended that you plan to arrive 30 minutes before our programs in order to have time to park and find a seat.

 

If you have any questions about our Saturday night programs, or would like to schedule a group program, contact our Planetarium Director, Roy Young at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 Admission for Saturday Night Programs

Admission is $5 for Adults, $3 for Students, and free for children under 6, as well as VBAS members.  Weather permitting, you will have the opportunity to look at some of the wonders of the universe our telescopes following the planetarium program with the help of our experienced and knowledgeable observing crew!

Our Public Planetarium Shows start at 7:30 PM

 

2015 Upcoming Planetarium Shows

Written by Administrator

Below is the tentative schedule of our regular Saturday night public planetarium shows for 2015.  Please note that topics may change and presenters may change.

Date Show Presenter
1/3/2015 Rosetta at 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko Doreen Forsythe
1/10/2015 Rosetta at 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko Doreen Forsythe
1/17/2015 So you got a Telescope for Christmas?? Frank Schenck
1/24/2015 Rosetta at 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko Doreen Forsythe
1/31/2015 Space is Hard - US Manned Launch Failures Roy Young
2/7/2015 African American Astronomers Gena Crook
2/14/2015 Orion & Winter Sky Doug Horacek
2/21/2015 African American Astronomers Gena Crook
2/28/2015 African American Astronomers Gena Crook
3/7/2015 Dawn at Ceres Naveen Vetcha
3/14/2015 Calendar Show Roy Young
3/21/2015 Dawn at Ceres Naveen Vetcha
3/28/2015 Dawn at Ceres Naveen Vetcha
4/4/2015 Archeoastronomy James Brelsford
4/11/2015 Archeoastronomy James Brelsford
4/18/2015 Spring Sky Gena Crook
4/25/2015 Archeoastronomy James Brelsford
5/2/2015 Black Holes Brenda Rogers
5/9/2015 Black Holes Brenda Rogers
5/16/2015 Saturn Frank Schenck
5/23/2015 Black Holes or Gravity Brenda or Andy
5/30/2015 Black Holes Brenda Rogers
6/6/2015 Life of Stars Jared Cassidy
6/13/2015 Life of Stars Jared Cassidy
6/20/2015 Life of Stars Jared Cassidy
6/27/2015 Star Clusters Doug Horacek
7/4/2015 Our Perception of the Universe Cole Buford
7/11/2015 Our Perception of the Universe Cole Buford
7/18/2015 Milky Way and Summer Skies Roy Young
7/25/2015 Our Perception of the Universe Cole Buford
8/1/2015 New Horizons at Pluto James Brelsford
8/8/2015 New Horizons at Pluto James Brelsford
8/15/2015 Eclipses Gena Crook
8/22/2015 New Horizons at Pluto James Brelsford
8/29/2015 New Horizons at Pluto James Brelsford
9/5/2015 Looking Back Doug Horacek
9/12/2015 Looking Back Doug Horacek
9/19/2015 Fall Skies Brenda Rogers
9/26/2015 Looking Back Doug Horacek
10/3/2015 Harry Potter Mitzi  and Melissa
10/10/2015 Meteors Beth Bero
10/17/2015 Astronomy Day Various
10/24/2015 Harry Potter Mitzi  and Melissa
10/31/2015 Spooky Skies Beth Bero
11/7/2015 Life in the Universe Gena Crook
11/14/2015 Galaxies Brenda Rogers
11/21/2015 Life in the Universe Gena Crook
11/28/2015 Christmas Show
12/5/2015 Christmas Show
12/12/2015 Christmas Show
12/19/2015 Christmas Show
12/26/2015 Christmas Show
 

August 2015 Planetarium Shows

Our Public Planetarium Shows Begin at 7:30 PM

True Color Image of Pluto - Image Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRINew Horizons at Pluto- Saturdays, August 1, 8, 22, & 29 at 7:30 PM

Planet or dwarf planet, does it really matter? Pluto has long been considered an oddball planet since its discovery, but over the decades we’ve learned much about what it is and what it isn’t. During the month of August, James Brelsford will be exploring observations made by the New Horizons spacecraft’s July 14 flyby of Pluto. Come hear of new discoveries from a place in our own solar system that the awesome Hubble Space Telescope can only barely resolve.

Shadow Play (Eclipses) - Saturday, August 15 at 7:30 PM

What causes eclipses and why? How often do eclipses happen and when is the next eclipse of the Moon or the Sun? You'll learn the answers to these questions as we investigate those rare occasions when the Moon, Earth and the Sun are all lined up just right. Presented by Gena Crook, VBAS Director of Education and Programs.

See you there!

Admission for Saturday Planetarium Shows:

Admission is $5 for Adults, $3 for Students, and free for children under 6, as well as VBAS members. Weather permitting, you will have the opportunity to look at some of the wonders of the universe through our telescopes following the planetarium program with the help of our experienced and knowledgeable observing crew.

   
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