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Spring Planetarium shows announced

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Posted on Monday, February 5, 2024

The Westminster College Planetarium will host four new shows this spring.

Two showings of “Out There” will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 7, and Friday, Feb. 16. The audience will experience the vast array of the universe and the recently discovered planets.  With the world's most powerful telescopes, participants will explore more of what the universe has to offer. Recommended for ages 12 and up.

“Max Goes to the Moon” will be shown on Wednesday, Feb. 28, and Friday, March 15. This fun show focuses on a dog named Max and a young girl who take the first trip to the Moon since the Apollo era. Along the way they learn sophisticated science topics that are explained to kids and adults in an approachable and fun way. In the end, the travelers inspire nations of the world to come together and build a Moon colony and reflect on the beauty of Earth. Recommended for ages 5 and up.

“Totality!” will be presented on Wednesday, March 27, and Friday, April 5, in advance of a total eclipse occurring on April 8. Everyone in the continental U.S. will experience at least a partial solar eclipse on April 8, and this show will explain how eclipses happen and how to safely view these rare occurrences. The next solar eclipse to cross the U.S. is in 2045, so don’t miss this show. Recommended for ages 8 and up.

“Cosmic Mashups” will be featured on Wednesday, April 24, and Friday, May 3. This show will explore supermassive black holes and how the merging of galaxies activates galactic centers. This full-dome film was produced by Fiske Planetarium. Recommended for ages 12 and up.

All shows begin at 6 p.m. The Westminster College Planetarium is located in room 116 of the Hoyt Science Center.

All shows are free and open to the public, but reservations are necessary due to limited seating. To register or to learn more, visit

For more information about the Westminster College Planetarium, please email