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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!

June Public Show Schedule

Since the weather is getting warmer, we want people to get outside and look at the night sky so we are going to focus on stargazing and what you are looking at when you look at the stars. We are excited to team up with the Albany County Public Library this summer so everyone can use our telescopes to get a better look at the night sky!

Friday June 21 @ 8:00 PM

Dust, Light, Dust: The Life Cycle of a Star

Although Stars aren’t alive, they are born, go through a metamorphosis, and die much like a butterfly. Through their life they take many interesting and unique forms. Learn about the science behind the formation of stars, the various forms they take, and their life cycle. After the show, join us on the roof of the Physical Sciences building for a star party to see the stars for yourself!

STAR Observatory Star Party @ 9:00 – 9:30 PM

Saturday June 22 @ 11:00 AM

Tycho to the Moon

Blast off on an amazing ride with Tycho and his friends, Ruby and Michael. Learn about night and day, space travel, phases of the Moon, and features of the lunar surface. Take a close-up look at the Sun, see Tycho play in zero gravity, witness Earth from space, and watch meteors shoot across the night sky.

Tuesday June 25 @ 7:00 PM

Seeing! Narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Follow the journey of a single photon as it is produced in a distant star, before travelling across the vast expanse of space to land on someone’s retina. This fulldome movie explores some of the fascinating processes of the cosmos, from astrophysics to the biology of the eye and brain. Narrated by astronomer and science communicator, Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Friday June 28 @ 8:00 PM

The Hot and Energetic Universe

In this show, we will explore real images the achievements of the modern astronomy, the most advanced terrestrial and orbital observatories, the basic principles electromagnetic radiation and the natural phenomena related to the High Energy Astrophysics.This high energy radiation reveals the processes that shape in the hot and violent universe.

July Public Show Schedule

This summer we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing so we are teaming up with the Albany County Library to offer a really great show on the history of the space race and a chance for guests to shoot off their own rockets! We are also excited to offer a brand new laser show featuring Red Hot Chili Peppers. In addition to these special shows, we will still offer our normal Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday shows covering everything from the Big Bang to the constellations as viewed across cultures.

Tuesday July 2 @ 7:00 PM

This Month’s Sky

Summer is in full swing and that means beautiful weather to get outside and do some stargazing! Summer constellations, Saturn at its brightest, the Andromeda galaxy are a few of the highlights for July. Join us as we explore this month’s sky.

Friday July 5 @ 8:00 PM

The Red Planet

Our place on Earth is only one small part of a whole. Even in our own solar system, Astronomers have ascertained that we have a sibling to our own planet. Mars, the 4th planet from the sun, has been the target of centuries of observation, and in recent years have we only begun to get a complete picture of how it might have been like, is, and will be. Come tonight to learn about the ongoing exploration of Mars!

STAR Observatory Star Party @ 8:30 – 9:30 PM

Tuesday July 9 @ 7:00 PM

Phantom of the Universe

Join us as we take on a journey of discovery, following the efforts of scientists around the world as they try to unlock the mystery of Dark Matter.

Friday July 12 @ 8:00 PM

The Cosmic Cooking Show

If our Universe is a stew, there are 118 ingredients, or elements. Some of these elements form the meat and potatoes of the world we see, and some are exotic spices, forged and found in unlikely places. Tonight, we’ll embark on a grand cooking show, discovering some of the most important recipes, or chemical reactions, in our universe. So what are you waiting for? Let’s set the Periodic Table!

Saturday July 13 @ 11:00 AM

Heroes, Villains, and Emus

Join us this morning for a quick little adventure on some of the most famous myths belying constellations across various cultures today!

Saturday July 13 @ 8:00 PM

Laser Red Hot Chili Peppers

New show for 2019! Rock out with the Red Hot Chili Peppers under the planetarium dome with psychedelic visuals bumping with the music.

Tuesday July 16 @ 7:00 PM

Phantom of the Universe

Join us as we take on a journey of discovery, following the efforts of scientists around the world as they try to unlock the mystery of Dark Matter.

Friday July 19 @ 8:00 PM

The Power of Zero

0. A seemingly innocuous and unobtrusive number, but a truly world-altering number, when added before or after any set of digits. Orders of magnitude, the lens through which astrophysicists see the world is hinged upon that one small digit. Tonight, we’ll explore our universe one order of magnitude at a time, from the smallest of the small, to the entire universe as a whole.

STAR Observatory Star Party @ 8:30 – 9:30 PM

Saturday July 20 @ 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM

Apollo 11 50th Anniversary – Dawn of the Space Age

50 years ago today, humans stepped on the moon and made the first giant leap for mankind. In this free show, presented by the Albany County Public Library, we will relive the journey to space. 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. Afterwards, you’ll have a chance to fire off your very own rocket!

These are free shows thanks to the Albany County Public Library. However, the planetarium can only seat 64 guests so please reserve a seat using our online tickets sale website here. After submitting your information, it will ask for you to pay with a credit card – there is no need to continue with this process. You can close your web browser at this point. We will receive your name and have it on a list at the planetarium on the day of the show. If you have any questions, please contact us at planetarium@uwyo.edu. Thanks!

Tuesday July 23 @ 7:00 PM

Dawn of the Space Age

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.

Friday July 26 @ 8:00 PM

Constellations Across Cultures

A detailed look at the constellations we know and love, and how they are depicted differently across different cultures. Showing off other cultures constellations and stories along the way.

Saturday July 27 @ 11:00 AM

Heroes, Villains, and Emus

Join us this morning for a quick little adventure on some of the most famous myths belying constellations across various cultures today!

Saturday July 27 @ 8:00 PM

Laser Red Hot Chili Peppers

New show for 2019! Rock out with the Red Hot Chili Peppers under the planetarium dome with psychedelic visuals bumping with the music.

Tuesday July 30 @ 7:00 PM

Dawn of the Space Age

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.