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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 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 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
 

March 2015 Planetarium Shows

Our Public Planetarium Shows Begin at 7:30 PM

Dawn space probe at CeresDawn at Ceres - Saturdays, March 7, 21, & 28 at 7:30 PM

NASA has launched the Dawn space probe in 2007 to study the two most massive objects of the Asteroid belt: Vesta and Ceres. In late 2012 Dawn has successfully finished its 14 month survey of Vesta and started its journey towards the dwarf planet Ceres. It is expected to enter the orbit of Ceres on March 6th. The spacecraft has already started sending some puzzling images of Ceres. Should its entire mission succeed, it will also be the first spacecraft to visit Ceres and to orbit two separate extraterrestrial bodies. Come learn about why scientists are interested in studying the dwarf planet Ceres and about the operation of the Dawn spacecraft. Presented by Naveen Vetcha, VBAS President. (Image Source: NASA/JPL)

Why does Easter keep moving? - Saturday, March 14 at 7:30 PM

Why does Easter fall on a different date each year? Find out the relationship between the Full Moon, the Vernal Equinox, and the date of Easter and how our calendar has changed over the years to reflect our better understanding of the Earth’s motion around the Sun.  Presented by Roy Young, VBAS Planetarium Director.

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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