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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
10/4/2014 Harry Potter Mitzi Adams
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 Doug Horacek
11/15/2014 Perseids Bill Cooke
11/22/2014 History of Space Program 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
 

August 2014 Planetarium Shows

Our Public Planetarium Shows Begin at 7:30 PM

A Tour of Our Solar System - Saturday, August 2 at 7:30 PM  Patricia Sullivan

Take a Tour of Our Solar System as NASA Astronomer Patricia Sullivan guides you on a visual and musical tour through space, and introduces you to NASA’s newest satellite: iSAT, demonstrating the latest and greatest in propulsive technology. Patricia Sullivan is a visiting Astronomer and Science Communicator from Tessmann Planetarium at Santa Ana College in Southern California, and is currently working at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center on the iSAT (Iodine Satellite) Project. She is a member of the American Astronomical Society and a 2014 Astronomy Ambassador.

Vacations in Space - Saturdays, August 9, 23, & 30 at 7:30 PM  

Join us for a vacation in the Stars!  Where do YOU want to go?  We will explore travel destinations both near and far. Presented by: Beth Bero

The Sun and Solar Activity - Saturday, August 16 at 7:30 PM

Solar Prominence - NASA Image Studies of sunspots over an approximate 400 year period of time, have revealed that the numbers and areas of the spots increase and decrease in an eleven-year cycle.  With modern technology and solar observatories in space, we now know that there are many indicators of the solar cycle, such as changes in irradiance, 10.7 cm radio flux, the galactic cosmic ray flux, the solar magnetic field itself, and flares and Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs).  This talk will review a few facts about the Sun, explore the Sun's structure, will detail the solar cycle as revealed by the magnetic field, and will discuss some effects of the solar cycle, which can give rise to space weather. Presented by: Mitzi Adams

See you there!

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

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.

   
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