Planetarium Shows

August 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

August 5 – The Sun, the Moon, and the Annular Eclipse

Join us to learn about eclipse science and upcoming events!

Presented by Mitzi Adams

August 12 – Stars Fell on Alabama

Join retired educator Beth Bero for a trip through Alabama’s deep past as we learn about both the current Perseid Meteor Shower and other objects that have fallen over or on Alabama! Family friendly presentation.

Presented by Beth Bero

August 19 – Satellites and Space Junk

Retired educator Beth Bero will shed some light on what’s up in the sky tonight, both ‘natural’ and man-made. We will explore the question of how to see certain satellites, how long they will orbit and what will happen to them when they run out of fuel. Family friendly presentation.

Presented by Beth Bero

August 26 – AL Time Machine

Join us on a whirlwind journey though time to explore the ancient origins of Monte Sano and the astronomical wonders witnessed along the way.
As we dive back through 350 million years of deep time, we will stop to explore fascinating geological upheavals and mind-boggling space catastrophes.
Come prepared for an amazing adventure with fossils, meteorites, and old-fashioned scientific detective work!

Presented by Eric Silkowski