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schedule for planetarium show times and dates.
Pieces of Glass
This program puts the audience in the
middle of a modern star party, experiencing the wonders that even a small
amateur telescope can reveal. Learn about the invention of the telescope, how a
telescope works, and how this important invention has developed and grown over
hundreds of years—from the first primitive handheld telescope, to orbiting space
telescopes, and gigantic modern ground-based telescopes.
The Endless Horizon
This program explores mankind's
innate desire to explore the land, sea, sky, and space in order to better
understand our place in the Universe. Hear stories of exploration from ancient
times to the Apollo Moon landings, and beyond. Featured explorers include
Columbus, Captain James Cook, Galileo, Newton, and many others who have shaped
our view of the world--and the Universe.
The Case of the Disappearing
Join Detective Skye
Watcher as she examines the changing status of objects we call
"planets." What exactly makes an object a planet? Why has that
definition changed over the years? The program not only covers
Pluto, but the temporary planetary status of asteroids as well. The
tally of "planets" in our Solar System has been going up and down
for hundreds of years!
Skywatchers of Ancient
This show examines the early culture,
astronomy and history of what is now called Mexico and Central America. Skywatchers
will take you to colorful cities like Tenochtitlán and Chichén Itzá, with their
large observatories and elaborate temples, as they were when they were the
ruling centers of great civilizations. Learn about the importance of
astronomical observations to these cultures, and hear stories from their
Be sure to check our full schedule for show times and dates.