Amazing Astronomers of Antiquity

amazing astronomers
When: January 5, 2019 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Casper Planetarium, 904 North Poplar

Did you know that over 2,000 years ago ancient astronomers knew the Earth was round, measured its diameter and distance from the sun, created an accurate star map with magnitudes, and developed a method for predicting eclipses? Discover how the Pantheon is an astronomical instrument, how Eratosthenes measured the Earth’s…

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Planetary Visions

When: January 2, 2019 @ 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: Casper Planetarium, 904 North Poplar

Planetary Visions is a fantastic, interactive program that is best described as an adventurous tour of the Solar System. With its whimsical, flying robot main character, Toggle, and the interactivity of the operator with the show and the audience, this is a treat for all who attend.

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The Sun, Our Living Star

Sun Living Star
When: January 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Casper Planetarium, 904 North Poplar

The Sun is our nearest star and our planet’s powerhouse, the source of the energy that drives our winds, our weather and all life.   Don’t be fooled by the terminology; although it is a “typical dwarf star,” the Sun consumes 600 million tons of hydrogen each second and is 500 times…

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Season of Light

Season of Light
When: December 1, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Casper Planetarium, 904 North Poplar

Season of Light   traces the history and development of many holiday customs which involve lighting up the winter season — from sparkling Christmas tree lights and candles in windows to the lighting of luminarias in the American Southwest and the traditional ritual of the Hanukkah Menorah.  The show also recounts…

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The Light Before Christmas

light before Christmas
When: December 4, 2018 @ 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: Casper Planetarium, 904 North Poplar

The Light Before Christmas    After losing their way on a cold, blustery Christmas eve, two children, Katie and Makean, are rescued by their friend the Candleman, an old sage who imparts wisdom, hot chocolate, and stories. Opening a weathered book, he begins reading the classic tale “The Night Before…

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Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus & Andromeda

When: November 7, 2018 @ 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: Casper Planetarium, 904 North Poplar

Legends of the Night Sky:  Perseus and Andromeda   Hear the Greek mythology surrounding several well-known constellations: Perseus, Andromeda, Cepheus, Cassiopeia, Cetus, and more.  Andromeda, a beautiful princess, finds herself in harm’s way as a result of her parents’ foolishness.  Can the demigod, Perseus, save her in time?  Find out in…

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Kavli Lecture: The Cosmos in a Heartbeat

Shane Larson
When: November 10, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Casper Planetarium, 904 North Poplar

Kavli Lectures bring world-class scientists into local planetariums like ours.  The actual event takes place in Chicago’s Adler Planetarium, and is live-streamed onto our dome so you’ll experience it almost as if you were there.  You can even participate in a Q & A session via text.   Distinguished speakers and…

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Incoming! Special Show – 2 Days Only

When: September 21, 2018 @ 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Where: Casper Planetarium, 904 North Poplar

  Discover how asteroids and comets have collided with our planet throughout history, changing the course of life on Earth and shaping the world we know today. Embark on a dynamic journey on the trail of asteroids and comets, get an up close look at the advanced technologies that allow…

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Incoming! Special Show – 2 Days Only

When: September 22, 2018 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Casper Planetarium, 904 North Poplar

  Discover how asteroids and comets have collided with our planet throughout history, changing the course of life on Earth and shaping the world we know today. Embark on a dynamic journey on the trail of asteroids and comets, get an up close look at the advanced technologies that allow…

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