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Public Planetarium Shows

Wernher von Braun 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 in the Wernher von Braun Planetarium start at 7:30 PM

 

2017 Upcoming Planetarium Shows

Written by Administrator Monday, 02 January 2017 11:59

Below is the tentative schedule of our regular Saturday night public planetarium shows in the Wernher von Braun Planetarium for 2017. In 2017 we have a wide variety of programs scheduled in our planetarium covering topics from famous astronomers, science fiction and astronomy, historical astronomy, and the history of spaceflight just to name a few. A recurring focus through August will be our 2017 Solar Eclipse show to highlight and prepare you for the Total Solar Eclipse on August 21, 2017.  ***Please note that topics may change and presenters may change.

 

Date Show Presenter
1/7/2017 Black Astronomers Gena Crook
1/14/2017 2017 Solar Eclipse James Brelsford
1/21/2017 So You Got a Telescope for Christmas Tom Burleson
1/28/2017 Black Astronomers Gena Crook
2/4/2017 Lives of the Stars Roy Young
2/11/2017 2017 Solar Eclipse James Brelsford
2/18/2017 Winter Skies Doug Horacek
2/25/2017 Lives of the Stars Roy Young
3/4/2017 Messier Objects Steve Patrick
3/11/2017 2017 Solar Eclipse Nick Uithoven
3/18/2017 Chinese Astronomy Haley Rice
3/25/2017 Messier Objects Steve Patrick
4/1/2017 Zodiac Gena Crook
4/8/2017 Calendar Roy Young
4/15/2017 2017 Solar Eclipse Gena Crook
4/22/2017 Hubble Telescope Naveen Vetcha
4/29/2017 Zodiac Gena Crook
5/6/2017 Jules Verne Nick Uithoven
5/13/2017 2017 Solar Eclipse Brenda Rogers
5/20/2017 Journey to Jupiter Roy Young
5/27/2017 Star Clusters Doug Horacek
6/3/2017 History of Space Flight Michael Buford
6/10/2017 2017 Solar Eclipse Gena Crook
6/17/2017 Constellations for Every Season Stellar Instructors
6/24/2017 Star Clusters Doug Horacek
7/1/2017 Galaxies Brenda Rogers
7/8/2017 2017 Solar Eclipse Tanner Harper
7/15/2017 Galaxies Brenda Rogers
7/22/2017 Galaxies Brenda Rogers
7/29/2017 The Milky Way Naveen Vetcha
8/5/2017 2017 Solar Eclipse Brenda Rogers
8/12/2017 2017 Solar Eclipse Tom Burleson
8/19/2017 2017 Solar Eclipse Roy Young
8/26/2017 Saturn Frank Schenck
9/2/2017 Johannes Kepler Gena Crook
9/9/2017 Galileo Galilei James Brelsford
9/16/2017 Soap Opera in the Sky Doug Horacek
9/23/2017 Galileo Galilei James Brelsford
9/30/2017 Johannes Kepler Gena Crook
10/7/2017 Science of Star Trek Naveen Vetcha
10/14/2017 Albert Einstein Doreen Forsythe
10/21/2017 ASTRONOMY DAY Various
10/28/2017 Spooky Skies Beth Bero
11/4/2017 William Herschel Jared Cassidy
11/11/2017 William Herschel Jared Cassidy
11/18/2017 Soap Opera Doug Horacek
11/25/2017 Christmas Show Various
12/2/2017 Christmas Show Various
12/9/2017 Christmas Show Various
12/16/2017 Christmas Show Various
12/23/2017 Christmas Show Various
12/30/2017 No Show Happy Holidays!


 

September 2017 Planetarium Shows

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

Johannes KeplerJohannes Kepler- Saturdays, September 2 & 30 at 7:30 PM

Johannes Kepler was an incredible mathematician and astronomer. We will take a brief look at his life and contributions to science. We will also talk about the planets that have been discovered around other stars in our galaxy using data from the Kepler Space Telescope. Presented by Gena Crook, VBAS Director of Education and Programs.

Soap Opera in the Sky - Saturday, September 16 at 7:30 PM

Many of the constellations are named for mythical subjects. Join VBAS Resident Astronomer, Doug Horacek, as he describes some prominent fall constellations that are a part of a well known story, which has a hero, princess, a Gorgon, a winged horse, just to mention some of the main characters.

Galileo - Saturdays, September 9 & 23 at 7:30 PM Galileo

Over 400 years ago Galileo looked to the heavens using a new piece of technology, the telescope. What he saw change our perspective of the universe. It moved the Earth from being the center of the universe to a planet orbiting a star. Come learn what he saw and hear the stories of his life. Some stories are true and some are myths. Presented by James Brelsford, veteran VBAS presenter.

Remember that if weather permits, there will be telescopes open for viewing.

If you have your own telescope, feel free to set it up after the show. If you need some assistance with setting up or operation your telescope, our ever helpful observing crew will try to help you  so that you can better enjoy the night sky.

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

For information about our Planetarium shows, as well as special group scheduling, and pricing, please contact our Planetarium Director,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or our Director of Education and Programs,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


   
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