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November 2019 Planetarium Shows

We Host a Public Planetarium Show Every Saturday in the Wernher von Braun Planetarium that Begins at 7:30 PM

US Space Shuttle Program -  Saturday, November 2, 9, and 23  at 7:30 PM 

The Space Shuttle flew 133 successful missions over a period of almost 30 years.  SO MANY accomplishments were achieved and SO MUCH was learned about living in space during these missions.  There is a fascinating history that we will briefly explore – touching on some of the most interesting and exciting moments of the shuttle program.

Presented by Gena Crook

Leonid Meteors -  Saturday, November 16  at 7:30 PM

The Leonid meteor shower occurs every year in mid-November.   This year the peak will happen in the early morning of November 18th.  Ms Brenda Rogers will teach you how best to enjoy the meteors and where the meteors come from.  This program is certain to be educational for the whole family.
Presented by Brenda Rogers

Star of Wonder -  Saturday, November 30  at 7:30 PM

What exactly was the star that the Wisemen saw? Was it a star that stood in the sky two-thousand years ago and marked a single location in Bethlehem? Each year at this special time, VBAS turns back the hands of time to look into the sky of long ago and search for this mysterious object. As we ponder the skies of Bethlehem, we’ll explore several possibilities including comets, meteors, novae and other phenomena as well as examine the origins of some of the Christmas traditions we celebrate today.

Presented by Beth Bero

Admission for Saturday Planetarium Shows:

Admission is $5 for Adults, $3 for Students, and free for children under 6, as well as VBAS members. All seating is general admission payable at the door. We are unable to offer pre-sale admission. 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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