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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 2014.  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 African American Astronomers Gena Crook
2/21/2015 Orion & Winter Sky Doug Horacek
2/28/2015 African American Astronomers Gena Crook
3/7/2015 Dawn at Ceres Naveen Vetcha
3/14/2015 Dawn at Ceres Naveen Vetcha
3/21/2015 Calendar Show Roy Young
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 Black Holes or Gravity Brenda or Andy
5/23/2015 Saturn Frank Schenck
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 Star Clusters Doug Horacek
6/27/2015 Life of Stars Jared Cassidy
7/4/2015 Prespectives in Space Cole Buford
7/11/2015 Prespectives in Space Cole Buford
7/18/2015 Milky Way and Summer Skies Roy Young
7/25/2015 Prespectives in Space Cole Buford
8/1/2015 New Horizons at Pluto James Brelsford
8/8/2015 New Horizons at Pluto James Brelsford
8/15/2015 Eclipses Roy Young
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
 

January 2015 Planetarium Shows

Our Public Planetarium Shows Begin at 7:30 PM

ESA's Rosetta and PhilaeRosetta at 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko - Saturdays, January 24 at 7:30 PM

Join us as we uncover the wonders of mysterious comets. The Rosetta Spacecraft has been orbiting the comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko since September and in November its Philae lander landed on the comet, bounced twice and sent back data before its batteries died and it went into hibernation. Hopeful that the closer the comet gets to the sun the lander will wake up and gather more data, as the orbiter continues to send information back from the comet. Come find out what information is coming back from Rosetta during the planetarium programs in January. Presented by Doreen Forsythe

So you got a Telescope for Christmas?? - Saturday, January 17 at 7:30 PM

So, you got a telescope for Christmas! And now you need to figure out what to do next. Bring your telescope up to the Von Braun Astronomical Society on January 17 at 7:30 pm to learn what you can see through your scope and have members of the VBAS answer all your questions!  Presented by Frank Schenck

Space is Hard - US Manned Launch Failures - Saturday, January 31 at 7:30 PM Challenger Explosion 1986 - NASA Photo

Space is Hard: Apollo 1, Challenger and Columbia, the last week of January marks a somber time for NASA, with the anniversaries of three U.S. manned spaceflight disasters. Join us at the Von Braun Astronomical Society's planetarium  at 7:30 pm as we recall the memories of those astronauts and space farers from other countries who made the ultimate sacrifice in the pursuit of space exploration. Presented by Roy Young

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 our telescopes following the planetarium program with the help of our experienced and knowledgeable observing crew.

   
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