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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Incoming! Special Show – 2 Days Only

When: September 22, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 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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Aboriginal Skies: In the Land of the Lightning People (an ARTCORE Event)

When: October 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Casper Planetarium, 904 North Poplar

  Acclaimed Aussie performing artist Paul Taylor delights in celebrating the culture of his homeland through, story, song, dance, painting and didjeridoo.  This planetarium show celebrates the vast Star Law of Australian Wardaman Aboriginal Elder, Yidumduma Bill Harney, and his groundbreaking work with Dr. Hugh Cairns in their 2003 publication of Dark Sparklers.This presentation was…

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Aboriginal Skies: In the Land of the Lightning People (an ARTCORE Event)

When: October 5, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Where: Casper Planetarium, 904 North Poplar

  Acclaimed Aussie performing artist Paul Taylor delights in celebrating the culture of his homeland through, story, song, dance, painting and didjeridoo.  This planetarium show celebrates the vast Star Law of Australian Wardaman Aboriginal Elder, Yidumduma Bill Harney, and his groundbreaking work with Dr. Hugh Cairns in their 2003 publication of Dark Sparklers.This presentation was…

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Cosmic Journey

When: September 1, 2018 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Casper Planetarium, 904 North Poplar

Cosmic Journey  Tour the cosmos with astrophysicist Dr. Stacy Palen as your guide!  Cosmic Journey tells the story of the universe from a uniquely human perspective. Drift through images from the Hubble Space Telescope and other NASA Great Observatories in a fulldome experience like no other.  Run Time:  25 minutes     Recommended for…

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The Hot and Energetic Universe

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

Hot and Energetic Universe  The achievements of  modern astronomy,  the basic principles of electromagnetic radiation and the natural phenomena related to the High Energy Astrophysics.  This science probes hot gas in clusters of galaxies, and  around super-massive black holes in the centers of galaxies.  High energy radiation provides important information…

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Halloween: Celestial Origins

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

Halloween:  Celestial Origins     From the festival of Samhain celebrated by the ancient Celts to the Christian traditions of All Hallows Eve, there’s a lot of history behind Halloween.  There’s also astronomy, using constructions like Stonehenge to track the seasons.  Learn how legends, science, and tradition combined to create what…

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Flight Adventures

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

Flight Adventures   Discover the science of flight through the eyes of a young girl and her grandfather as they explore how birds, kites, planes and models fly.  Learn about the history and future plans of flight and how NASA is discovering new and safer ways to travel with the help…

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