Allen F. Blocher Planetarium


Public Programs

  • These programs are free of charge
  • The doors will open 30 minutes before shows unless stated otherwise
 
 
 
 
Bad Astronomy: Myths and Misconceptions 
 
Sundays at 2 p.m.
 
SHOWDATES: April 12, 19, 26 There will be no show April 5
 
 
Were the Apollo visits to the moon actually a hoax? Have aliens landed on Earth? Can you tell your future from the stars? Prepare to debunk and tackle pseudoscience head-on in this planetarium show. Based on the popular book and website by the same name, Bad Astronomy offers a unique and fun approach to learning about the cosmos. Join us as we take a critical look at popular myths and misconceptions to see how science can be used to evaluate questionable claims.
 
 
 
The Night Skies of Spring -
 
Mondays at 8 p.m.

SHOWDATES: March 23, 30; April 6, 13, 20, 27; and May 4 - NO SHOW March 16
 
Showtimes 20:00 (8 p.m.)

As the seasons change, so does our view of the night sky.
This show takes an in depth look at the stars, planets and constellations of the current night sky.

If the skies are clear following this program we open the Arthur J. Pejsa observatory to allow visitors an opportunity to view objects in the real night sky.
 
 
   

Future Shows -

 
 
The Stargazer - Sunday at 2 p.m.
 
SHOWDATES: May 3, 10, 17  
 
 
The stars themselves are featured in our last program as we look at the life cycles of the stars.  This program is narrated in part by Nichelle Nichols, the actress who played Lt. Uhura in the original Star Trek television series.  We see how astronomers learn about the stars themselves by studying the light from those stars.  Discover the secrets of the universe by allowing the sheer power of the night sky to arouse your curiosity, and by becoming the stargazer that is within you. 
 
 
 
 
The Planetarium is closed for public shows
 
from 18 May to 14 June
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Summer shows will be Monday and Tuesday evenings at 8 p.m.
 
 Summer shows run from 15 June through 21 July with different programs each week.
 
 
 
 
The Stargazer - Sunday at 2 p.m.
 
SHOWDATES: May 3, 10, 17
 
 
The stars themselves are featured in our last program as we look at the life cycles of the stars. This program is narrated in part by Nichelle Nichols, the actress who played Lt. Uhura in the