Planetarium Shows

January 2024 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.

January 6 – The Magic Carpet

Come explore the wonders of the night sky with
VBAS educator Dr. Gena Crook. We will travel
around the world and through time with our trusty
planetarium projector as our guide.

Presented by Gena Crook

January 13 & 20 – So You Got a Telescope

So, you got a telescope for a gift recently and now
you want to learn how to use it? Awesome! Join ex-
perienced astronomer and astrophotographer Frank
Schenk for a hands-on explanation of your tele-
scope’s abilities. This presentation will include a
short history of telescopes and how they work, fol-
lowed by a description of various types of modern
telescopes, how to use them, and the advantages
and disadvantages of each. Recommendations
about eyepieces, and necessary accessories such
as Atmospheric Dispersion Correctors. Bring your

Presented by Frank Schenck

January 27 – Solar Eclipse Coming April 8!

In October 2023 the continental United States ex-
perienced an annular eclipse. This coming April we
will have an opportunity to view a total solar eclipse.
Join VBAS educator Dr. Gena Crook for an expla-
nation of this event and how you can safely view it.

Presented by Presented by Gena Crook