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Planetarium Public Show Schedule

PURCHASING TICKETS:

Tickets can be purchased in advance OR at the door.

Purchase tickets online with a credit card.  Please note that online tickets sales close at 4:00pm on the show date (Friday for Saturday shows) and all online tickets are $4, but kids under 5 are still free. Tickets will be available for pickup in the planetarium 20 minutes prior to the show.

To purchase tickets in person in advance:  Tickets can be purchased at the Physics Department main office in Physical Science room 204 Monday through Thursday from 8-5 and Friday from 8 -4 .  We can only accept cash or checks in person.

Finally, tickets can be purchased in the planetarium 20 minutes before the show (cash or check only); $3 for student and $4 for non-students. Tickets for children under 5 are free.

Doors open 20 minutes before show and close when the show starts. There is no admittance once the show starts.

Saturday Shows

We are offering kid themed shows on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month followed by free activities for those interested in staying.

We are glad to have such a range of young children for our kid-themed shows!  Please note that children must be 12 years or older to attend a show without a parent or guardian present.  And we hope you understand that it can get a little noisy and chaotic at times with so many young kids in a darkened room. We appreciate any help in making these shows enjoyable for all!

April Public Show Schedule

Happy Spring!  Join us this April at the UW Planetarium to celebrate the future of space exploration and the history of mankind’s desire to gaze toward the heavens.  The second weekend of April, we invite two special guest planetarians to present their country’s history and culture.  Paul Taylor presents Aboriginal Skies on Friday the 12th (a FREE presentation), and Guilherme Marranghello will be presenting Brazil’s unique astronomical mythology on Saturday the 13th at 11am and 4pm.

Please Note: our Friday night show times are changing to our Summer Hours.  Friday night shows start at 8:00pm unless otherwise noted, and STAR Observatory Tour hours are from 9:00pm to 10:00pm.

Tuesday April 16th   

7:00pm  Dawn of the Space Age – A New Full Dome Movie at the UW Planetarium!!
Duration: 45 minutes

From the launch of the first artificial satellite Sputnik, to the magnificent lunar landings and privately operated space flights, be immersed and overwhelmed with this most accurate historic reconstruction of Man’s first steps into space.  Who were these Men and Women that took part in these death defying endeavours? Witness their drive, their passion, and their perseverance to explore, in Dawn of the Space Age.

Friday April 19th  

8:00pm            The Cosmic Cooking Show                                    Duration: 50 minutes

Tonight, we’ll embark on a grand cosmic cooking show, discovering some of the most important ingredients, or elements, and recipes, or chemical reactions, in our universe. Let’s set the Periodic Table!

9:00-10:00pm  FREE Tour of our STAR Observatory

Join us any time tonight between 9:00 and 10:00pm on the roof of the Physical Sciences Building to tour our STAR Observatory.  Weather permitting, we will set up the telescopes to peer closer into the evening sky.  Please be sure to dress warm as evenings are chilly!

Tuesday April 23rd  

7:00pm  Dawn of the Space Age – A New Full Dome Movie at the UW Planetarium!!
Duration: 45 minutes

From the launch of the first artificial satellite Sputnik, to the magnificent lunar landings and privately operated space flights, be immersed and overwhelmed with this most accurate historic reconstruction of mankind’s first steps into space.  Who were these Men and Women that took part in these death defying endeavours? Witness their drive, their passion, and their perseverance to explore, in Dawn of the Space Age.

Friday April 26th  

8:00pm            Don’t Feed the Geysers                                    Duration: 50 minutes

Yellowstone National Park is a Wyoming treasure packed with adventure and discoveries to be made, but it is also a place we have to take care of. This program will explore a brief history of Yellowstone National Park, the marvels it contains, and some things to know before your next visit!

Saturday April 27th

11:00am          Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star                                                Duration: 40 minutes

Have you ever wondered where stars come from and what happens at the end of their life cycle? What are they made of or why some are different colors? How do you recognize them in the sky, and why are they important to astronomy? Today, we will explore the answers to these stellar questions and more!

Tuesday April 30th

7:00pm  IBEX: Search for the Edge of the Solar System               Duration: 40 minutes

The Sun lies at the center of our solar system, and it is orbited by the 8 planets, Pluto, and so much more.  What other cosmic objects make up our solar system?  And where does the solar system end?    Tonight we will look beyond the orbit of Pluto to discover that our solar system reaches further than we could have ever imagined.  IBEX: The Search for the Edge of the Solar System takes audiences on a journey to where our solar system ends and the interstellar medium begins.

 

May Show Schedule Coming Soon!