Schedule 

October 2, 2019: The Fall Star Show

The warm nights of late summer provide an excellent opportunity for stargazing. We'll review the patterns of the summertime sky, study the constellations of the fall and look ahead to see what sights the celestial sphere holds in the winter.

October 23, 2019: The Fall Star Show

An Encore presentation of the October 2 show.

November 6, 2019: Special Event: The Return of Dr. Armen

Dr. Armen from the Department of Physics at Shippensburg University returns with apparatus used in science demonstration. Liquid nitrogen, electrostatic motors made from soda bottles, super conduction levitation and so much more. You won't want to miss the vacuum cannon shooting ping-pong balls through soda cans. Intended for children, teens and the young at heart.

November 20, 2019: The Fall Children’s Star Show

Can you remember when you first became aware of the stars? With so much light pollution today, the sparkling skies of the planetarium may provide a child’s best introduction to the celestial wonders. (This show is intended for children five and older)

December 4, 2019: The Winter Sky

The vivid constellations and the cold clear nights of late autumn offer a great time to look at the stars. With our star projector we will point out some of the prominent stars and objects found in the constellations of the coming winter sky.

December 11, 2019: Special Event: Stars

A lecture (not a star show) on the stars found in the night sky. Why are there different types of stars? how do stars form? do they die? and what remains after a star dies? 

January 22, 2020: The Winter Sky 

An encore presentation of the December 4th show.

February 5, 2020: Special Topic: The Greenhouse Effect

Cancelled

February 26, 2020: The Spring Star Show

Enjoy our traditional spring star show. We'll use the star projector to look at the spring sky and discuss how the motions of the heavens are used to mark time, denote the seasons and set events on our calendar.

March 4, 2020: The Spring Star Show

Enjoy our traditional spring star show. We'll use the star projector to look at the spring sky and discuss how the motions of the heavens are used to mark time, denote the seasons and set events on our calendar. 

March 25, 2020: Special Topic: Jupiter

 

April 8, 2020: The Easter Calendar and the Spring Sky

Our traditional spring star show. We’ll use the star projector to look at the spring sky and discuss how the motions of the heavens are used to mark time, the seasons and set events on our calendar. As an example, we’ll discuss the 35 possible dates of Gregorian Easter. We’ll learn why this holiday moves and how a simple rule lets us easily determine its date.

April 29, 2020: The Summer Sky and Constellations

As our season draws to a close we will show and discuss the constellations, planets and events to look for in the night sky of the coming summer. 

May 6, 2020: The Summer Sky and Constellations

An encore presentation of the April 29 show and the final show of the season.