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Spring 2019 Planetarium Shows

 

Public shows are offered on approximately one Saturday per month while college classes are in session, or September through April. We are closed from May through August, except for private shows. The fall semester schedule is usually posted below by early September, and the spring semester schedule by mid-January. If no schedule appears below, please check back soon. You may also contact us.

 

Saturday, 2/23


5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Public Planetarium Show - We Are Aliens!

The Westminster Planetarium will host a show open free to the public at 5-6PM on Saturday, February 23. The show will open with a tour of the night sky, including the stars, constellations, and planets you can see in the sky, as well as how they move about over the night and over days and months.  After that, we will show the full-dome move We Are Aliens!, narrated by Rupert Grint, that describes the search for life elsewhere in our Solar System, and elsewhere in our Universe.  Suitable for ages 6 through adult.

The Westminster Planetarium is located in the Hoyt Science Center on the Westminster College Campus.

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM, Public Planetarium Show - Phantom of the Universe

The Westminster Planetarium will host a show open free to the public at 6:30-7:30PM on Saturday, February 23. The show will open with a tour of the night sky, including the stars, constellations, and planets you can see in the sky, as well as how they move about over the night and over days and months.  After that, we will show the full-dome movie Phantom of the Universe, narrated by Tilda Swinson, that describes the search for mysterious dark matter that holds together galaxies.  Suitable for ages 6 through adult.

The Westminster Planetarium is located in the Hoyt Science Center on the Westminster College Campus.

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Public Planetarium Show - Cosmic Colors

The Westminster Planetarium will host a show open free to the public at 8-9M on Saturday, February 23. The show will open with a tour of the night sky, including the stars, constellations, and planets you can see in the sky, as well as how they move about over the night and over days and months.  After that, we will show the full-dome movie Cosmic Colors, which takes you on a journey through the electromagnetic spectrum and the wonders in the sky that we can see all across it.

The Westminster Planetarium is located in the Hoyt Science Center on the Westminster College Campus.

 

Saturday, 3/23


5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Public Planetarium Show - Phantom of the Universe

The Westminster Planetarium will host a show open free to the public at 5-6PM on Saturday, March 23. The show will open with a tour of the night sky, including the stars, constellations, and planets you can see in the sky, as well as how they move about over the night and over days and months.  After that, we will show the full-dome movie Phantom of the Universe, narrated by Tilda Swinson, that describes the search for mysterious dark matter that holds together galaxies.  Suitable for ages 6 through adult.

The Westminster Planetarium is located in the Hoyt Science Center on the Westminster College Campus.

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM, Public Planetarium Show - Supervolcanos

The Westminster Planetarium will host a show open free to the public at 6:30-7:30PM on Saturday, March 23. The show will open with a tour of the night sky, including the stars, constellations, and planets you can see in the sky, as well as how they move about over the night and over days and months.  After that, we will show the full-dome movie Supervolcanos, narrated Benedict Cumberbatch, that describes the science and history of the most massive volcanic exposions Earth has seen.  Suitable for ages 6 through adult.

The Westminster Planetarium is located in the Hoyt Science Center on the Westminster College Campus.

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Public Planetarium Show - Phantom of the Universe

The Westminster Planetarium will host a show open free to the public at 8-9PM on Saturday, March 23. The show will open with a tour of the night sky, including the stars, constellations, and planets you can see in the sky, as well as how they move about over the night and over days and months.  After that, we will show the full-dome movie Phantom of the Universe, narrated by Tilda Swinson, that describes the search for mysterious dark matter that holds together galaxies.  Suitable for ages 6 through adult.

The Westminster Planetarium is located in the Hoyt Science Center on the Westminster College Campus.

 

Saturday, 4/13


5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Public Planetarium Show - Natural Selection

The Westminster Planetarium will host a show open free to the public at 5-6PM on Saturday, April 13. The show will open with a tour of the night sky, including the stars, constellations, and planets you can see in the sky, as well as how they move about over the night and over days and months.  After that, we will show the full-dome movie Natural Selection, in which we join Charles Darwin in his voyage on the Beagle, as he develops his theory of the origin of the species, and in which we learn about biological evolution as we understand it today.

The Westminster Planetarium is located in the Hoyt Science Center on the Westminster College Campus.

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM, Public Planetarium Show - Phantom of the Universe

The Westminster Planetarium will host a show open free to the public at 6:30-7:30PM on Saturday, April 13. The show will open with a tour of the night sky, including the stars, constellations, and planets you can see in the sky, as well as how they move about over the night and over days and months.  After that, we will show the full-dome movie Phantom of the Universe, narrated by Tilda Swinson, that describes the search for mysterious dark matter that holds together galaxies.  Suitable for ages 6 through adult.

The Westminster Planetarium is located in the Hoyt Science Center on the Westminster College Campus.

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Public Planetarium Show - Black Holes

The Westminster Planetarium will host a show open free to the public at 8-9PM on Saturday, April 13. The show will open with a tour of the night sky, including the stars, constellations, and planets you can see in the sky, as well as how they move about over the night and over days and months.  After that, we will show the full-dome movie Black Holes, narrated by John deLancie ("Q" from Star Trek), which describes the most mysterious and imagination-firing objects in our Unvierse.  Suitable for ages 6 through adult.

The Westminster Planetarium is located in the Hoyt Science Center on the Westminster College Campus.