Planetarium Shows

July 2023 Planetarium Shows

All planetarium shows begin at 7:30pm.

Admission opens at 7:00pm; $5/adult, $3/student, 6 and under free.

Telescope viewing afterwards on clear nights

July 1 – Backyard Radio Astronomy

VBAS has been working with the Huntsville Amateur Radio Club to develop radio astronomy activities and conduct citizen science from our facilities on Monte Sano. Come and learn about how we can observe Meteors, our Milky Way, the Sun, Jupiter and much more using radio and what we hope to learn.

Presented by Alex Hall and Bob Ehresman

July 8 – Kepler, Master of the Planets

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

July 15 and 29 – Webb’s First Year of Science

It’s only been one year since the James Webb Space Telescope’s first full-color images and data were released. What exactly is Webb observing during this first year of science? With the capacity to explore almost every region of space and observe almost any type of object or material that emits, absorbs, reflects, or deflects near-infrared or mid-infrared light, there’s a lot to choose from. Join us to learn the telescope and some of its discoveries in the past year.

Presented by Naveen Vetcha and Tom Burleson

July 22 – Kids Night at the Planetarium

Bring your kiddos out for a night at the planetarium specifically for them. We will learn about the moon and try some fun activities for the young (or young at heart).

Presented by Delisa Collette