Summer 2012 Friday Evening Planetarium Shows
To celebrate the installation of our new Digistar 4 digital projector system we're happy to add some extra evening showings of two new planetarium shows on select Fridays at 8:00 p.m. this summer. All shows include a short live sky tour. Also there will be telescope viewing from our observatory, weather permitting. All programs are about one hour.
Members are Free.
General Admission $6 for adults, $4 for ages 4-12.
Reservations are required.
July 13 & August 24, 8:00 p.m.
Take a breathtaking journey into the future, five billion years from now, to see the ultimate fate of the Solar System. This gem from HubbleCast showcases stunning Hubble imagery of the death throes of Sun-like stars. The wreckage of these dying stars form the building blocks of new generations of stars.
July 27 & August 31, 8:00 p.m.
Travel thousands of years back in time to witness the glorious Seven Wonders of the ancient world. See ancient Egypt's Great Pyramids and Lighthouse of Alexandria, wander through the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, and stand in the shadow of the towering Colossus of Rhodes. Seven Wonders will investigate theories of how these marvels were created, then travel through the universe to give us a glimpse of some of the natural wonders far beyond our tiny planet. Narrated by Sean Bean, Boromir from the Lord of the Rings film trilogy. One does not simply miss this show.
For Reservations: RSVP online here or call 848.4168.
Note: The Watumull Planetarium will be closed September 10 – November 30, 2012 for a renovation that will result in a fresh new star theater reopening in December2012.
Other evening programs
The Sky Tonight, our long-running and popular tour of the months astronomical highlights, runs twice every month.