Dibert-Roddick Planetarium

The Dibert-Roddick Planetarium is located in the Franklin Science Center.

2015-2016 Schedule

Public programs in the Dibert-Roddick Planetarium, Shippensburg University. All shows start promptly at 7:30 P.M. Reservations encouraged. Tickets: $1 - children half-price.

Private shows available ($30). For reservations or to schedule special shows, email dibert-roddick@ship.edu or call 717-477-1491.



Tuesday, October 20, 2015

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The Motions and Patterns of the Autumn Sky
The warm nights of late summer are fine for star gazing. We’ll review the patterns of summertime, study the ones of fall, and peek ahead into the winter skies to prepare for a year of closer relationship with the celestial scenery.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Summer Milky Way

Fall Children's Show

Can you remember when you first noticed the stars? With so much light pollution today, the sparkling skies of a planetarium might provide a child’s best introduction to celestial wonders. Make your reservations early so we have plenty of star charts on hand.

(This show is designed for children who are at least five years old.)

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

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The Stars of 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 December sky. Using these stars as examples we will discuss the life and death of the many types of stars found in the heavens. If the weather permits we will have a short observations session in the observatory after the show.

Tuesday, February 16, 201

Summer Milky Way

The Imaginative Astronomer
The astronomer has placed many imaginary things in the sky that help her get the job done. Let’s see how using several of them make our study of the heavens easier.

Tuesday, March 14, 2016

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Easter 2016

Gregorian Easter can fall on 35 possible dates between March 22 and April 25. Last year it fell on April 5th. This year we celebrate it on March 22nd. Learn why this holiday moves and how a simple rule lets us easily determine its date.

To make suggested reservations for any show, e-mail your name and the number in your party to dibert-roddick@ship.edu. We’ll confirm and send directions to the Dibert-Roddick Planetarium. If you’re not online just call 717-477-1491 and leave a message.