Phantom of the Universe

phantom universe dark matter
When: June 16, 2018 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Casper Planetarium, 904 North Poplar

Phantom of the Universe   The exploration of dark matter, from the Big Bang to its anticipated discovery at the Large Hadron Collider.   Journey from the Andromeda Galaxy to the most sensitive dark matter detector on Earth, housed deep underground in a former gold mine, to the Large Hadron Collider at…

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Seeing! A Photon’s Journey Across Space, Time and Mind

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When: June 16, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Casper Planetarium, 904 North Poplar

SEEING!   A Photon’s Journey Across Space, Time and Mind   Follow a photon’s creation and journey across the galaxy to a young stargazer’s eye. The viewer follows the photon into the girl’s eye, learning the structures of the eye and their functions, prior to taking a ride on the optic…

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Mayan Archeoastronomy

mayan archeoastronomy
When: June 13, 2018 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: Casper Planetarium, 904 North Poplar

Mayan Archaeoastronomy: Observers of the Universe  This beautiful show intertwines science and mythology to take the viewer on a poetic journey through how the Mayans viewed and understood the universe throughout their history.   Explore 6 different Mayan archeological sites and their connection to the universe.  The visuals are stunning, giving…

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Exoplanets: Worlds of Wonder

exoplanets worlds of wonder
When: June 13, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Casper Planetarium, 904 North Poplar

Exoplanets:  Worlds of Wonder   Join mankind’s first space probe as it journeys outside our solar system to the many new worlds astronomers are discovering beyond.  Visit gas giants caught in a deadly dance with their host stars, frozen rogue planets hurling through space, molten rocky worlds now known to science…

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Out There – The Quest for Extrasolar Worlds

out there extrasolar worlds
When: June 12, 2018 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: Casper Planetarium, 904 North Poplar

Out There – The Quest for Extrasolar Worlds  For thousands of years, mankind thought that the Earth was the center of the Universe. Thanks to our curiosity, imagination and urge to explore, we now know that the Sun is just one star among hundreds of billions in the Milky Way. With…

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The Girl Who Walked Upside Down

girl who walked upside down
When: June 12, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Casper Planetarium, 904 North Poplar

The Girl Who Walked Upside Down     This is the tale of a very special girl. She came to us one spring day after a storm, walking upside down by the rainbow.  Perhaps due to her special way of walking, she has a unique way of looking at things, in…

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Free Solar Celebration Afternoon

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When: June 2, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: Casper Planetarium, 904 North Poplar

It’s Sun Day on Saturday!  Bring your kids to the Casper Planetarium for a free afternoon of learning about the Sun.   Use a solar telescope and a Sunspotter to safely observe the Sun.  Participate in hands-on crafts like solar print-making.  Enjoy treats made with solar power.  See demos of solar-powered…

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20,000 Light Years Across the Galaxy

When: April 15, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Where: Casper Planetarium, 904 N. Poplar

Stage III Community Theatre and the Casper Planetarium present our annual Theatre of the Mind.  This year’s show is a space-going adaptation of the Jules Verne classic 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.  Actors behind the dome perform the show like an old time radio drama, enhanced with visuals on the…

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