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The Westminster College Planetarium is open for in-person shows! If you have any questions or concerns, please email planetarium@westminster.edu.

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Upcoming Planetarium Shows


October


Oct 5, 2022

6:00 PM

Rising Star (Grades 7+)
Hoyt Science Center Planetarium 116

“Rising Star” takes you on an astronomical journey from our beginnings through the development of astronomy research in South Africa and looks at what the future of astronomy holds for the country.

In addition to introducing multi-wavelength and multi-messenger astronomy, it highlights the many remarkable facilities hosted in South Africa along with some of their latest results. This includes unrestricted views of the 10-metre class Southern African Large Telescope and the most powerful radio telescope in the Southern Hemisphere, MeerKAT.

The film is accessible to all ages and aims to excite audiences from around the world about South African astronomy while inspiring the next generation of astronomers. As the first of its kind to be produced in Africa, Rising Star hopes to stimulate the production of many more locally-produced planetarium films from multidisciplinary fields, with the goal of popularising Africa’s numerous scientific achievements.

This show is recommended for grades 7+ (ages 12 and up).

Please click here to register for the show!  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/410576073087 

Oct 14, 2022

6:00 PM

Rising Star (Grades 7+)
Hoyt Science Center Planetarium 116

“Rising Star” takes you on an astronomical journey from our beginnings through the development of astronomy research in South Africa and looks at what the future of astronomy holds for the country.

In addition to introducing multi-wavelength and multi-messenger astronomy, it highlights the many remarkable facilities hosted in South Africa along with some of their latest results. This includes unrestricted views of the 10-metre class Southern African Large Telescope and the most powerful radio telescope in the Southern Hemisphere, MeerKAT.

The film is accessible to all ages and aims to excite audiences from around the world about South African astronomy while inspiring the next generation of astronomers. As the first of its kind to be produced in Africa, Rising Star hopes to stimulate the production of many more locally-produced planetarium films from multidisciplinary fields, with the goal of popularising Africa’s numerous scientific achievements.

This show is recommended for grades 7+ (ages 12 and up).

Please click here to register for the show!  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/410580626707

Oct 28, 2022

6:00 PM

Halloween: Celestial Origins (Grades 3+)
Hoyt Science Center Planetarium 116

"What do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes… astronomy? After all, Halloween is an astronomical holiday! Learn the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day.” Also explore the night sky and learn what planets, constellations, and stars will be out on your Halloween evening."

This show is recommended for grades 3+ (ages 7 and up).

Please click here to register for the show!  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/410581248567 

Oct 31, 2022

6:00 PM

Halloween: Celestial Origins (Grades 3+)
Hoyt Science Center Planetarium 116

"What do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes… astronomy? After all, Halloween is an astronomical holiday! Learn the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day.” Also explore the night sky and learn what planets, constellations, and stars will be out on your Halloween evening."

This show is recommended for grades 3+ (ages 7 and up).

Please click here to register for the show!  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/410582091087 

November


Nov 18, 2022

6:00 PM

Navajo Skies (Grades 7+)
Hoyt Science Center Planetarium 116

"Watch and listen to a Navajo Indian family teach their children and grandchildren about the Navajo night skies, through story and music, in a traditional Navajo Hogan (home). Learn how Coyote tossed up a blanket full of crystals, creating stars and chaos in the Universe.

NAVAJO SKIES is a full-dome animated star-show featuring authentic Navajo astronomy stories told in Navajo and English, with traditional Navajo songs and Native American flute music. The show was created and recorded on the Navajo Nation."

This show is recommended for grades 7+ (ages 12 and up).

Please click here to register for the show!  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/410582843337 

December


Dec 2, 2022

6:00 PM

Navajo Skies (Grades 7+)
Hoyt Science Center Planetarium 116

"Watch and listen to a Navajo Indian family teach their children and grandchildren about the Navajo night skies, through story and music, in a traditional Navajo Hogan (home). Learn how Coyote tossed up a blanket full of crystals, creating stars and chaos in the Universe.

NAVAJO SKIES is a full-dome animated star-show featuring authentic Navajo astronomy stories told in Navajo and English, with traditional Navajo songs and Native American flute music. The show was created and recorded on the Navajo Nation."

This show is recommended for grades 7+ (ages 12 and up).

Please click here to register for the show!  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/410585441107