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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

 

2014 Upcoming Planetarium Shows

Written by Administrator

Below is the tentative schedule of our regular Saturday night public planetarium shows for 2014.  Please note that topics may change and presenters may change.

 

1/4/2014 Telescopes Gena Crook
1/11/2014 Telescopes Gena Crook
1/18/2014 Telescope for Christmas VBAS Staff
1/25/2014 Telescopes Gena Crook
2/1/2014 Astronomy Southern-Style James Brelsford
2/8/2014 Astronomy Southern-Style James Brelsford
2/15/2014 Orion Doug Horacek
2/22/2014 Astronomy Southern-Style James Brelsford
3/1/2014 Skywatchers of Ancient Mexico Doreen Forsythe
3/8/2014 Skywatchers of Ancient Mexico Doreen Forsythe
3/15/2014 Mars Opposition Doreen Forsythe
3/22/2014 Skywatchers of Ancient Mexico Doreen Forsythe
3/29/2014 Skywatchers of Ancient Mexico Doreen Forsythe
4/5/2014 Eclipses Gena Crook
4/12/2014 Eclipses Gena Crook
4/19/2014 Calendar Roy Young
4/26/2014 Spring Skies Beth Bero
5/3/2014 Galaxies Brenda Rogers
5/10/2014 Galaxies Brenda Rogers
5/17/2014 Meteors Brenda Rogers
5/24/2014 Galaxies Brenda Rogers
5/31/2014 Galaxies Doug Horacek
6/7/2014 Colors of Stars Jared Cassidy
6/14/2014 Colors of Stars Jared Cassidy
6/21/2014 Clusters Doug Horacek
6/28/2014 Colors of Stars Jared Cassidy
7/5/2014 Black Holes Brenda Rogers
7/12/2014 Black Holes Brenda Rogers
7/19/2014 Gravity Andy Wilson
7/26/2014 Black Holes Brenda Rogers
8/2/2014 A Tour of Our Solar System Patricia Sullivan
8/9/2014 Vacations in Space Beth Bero
8/16/2014 Sun Mitzi Adams
8/23/2014 Vacations in Space Beth Bero
8/30/2014 Vacations in Space Beth Bero
9/6/2014 Aurora James Brelsford
9/13/2014 Aurora James Brelsford
9/20/2014 Fall Skies Brenda Rogers
9/27/2014 Aurora James Brelsford
10/11/2014 Harry Potter Mitzi Adams
10/18/2014 Mars Comet Encounter Brenda Rogers
10/25/2014 Harry Potter Mitzi Adams
11/1/2014 Spectroscopy Naveen Vetcha
11/8/2014 Soap Opera in the Sky Doug Horacek
11/15/2014 Meteors Bill Cooke
11/22/2014 History of Space Flight Cole Buford
11/29/2014 Christmas Show
12/6/2014 Christmas Show
12/13/2014 Christmas Show
12/20/2014 Christmas Show
12/27/2014 Christmas Show
 

October 2014 Planetarium Shows

Written by Administrator

Our Public Planetarium Shows Begin at 7:30 PM

Harry Potter Astronomy - Saturdays, October 11, & 25 at 7:30 PM  

Learn about those magical astronomical names used in J.K. Rowling's stories about a boy wizard and his friends, along with other astronomy references within the book series. Presented by: Mitzi Adams and Melissa Snider

Mars Comet Encounter - Saturday, October 18 at 7:30 PM

MarsComet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring will miss Mars by only about 88,000 miles (139,500 kilometers) on October 19, 2014. That is less than half the distance between Earth and the Moon and less than one-tenth the distance of any known comet flyby of Earth. The comet's nucleus will come closest to Mars at about 1:27 p.m. CDT, hurtling at about 126,000 mph (56 kilometers per second), relative to Mars. Come learn about this interesting event and the opportunities and possible dangers it presents to the probes orbiting the red planet. Presented by: Brenda Rogers

See you there!

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.

Telescopes will be open after the programs.  (Weather permitting) All programs are open to the public.

   
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