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Mystery of the Christmas Star

December 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 15, 2019

Journey back 2,000 years to Bethlehem as we seek to discover a scientific explanation for the star the wise men followed to find the baby Jesus. Investigate possible dates for the birth of Christ and look at recorded sightings of significant historical and astronomical events during this timeframe. We’ll explore scientific explanations for celestial objects that could have been remarkable enough to cause the wise men to travel across the desert from Babylon to Bethlehem just to see a newborn…

Let It Snow

December 8 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on December 8, 2019 at 3:30 pm

One event on December 15, 2019 at 3:30 pm

"Let it Snow" features a new variety of festive classics from Frank Sinatra and Chuck Berry to Burl Ives and Brenda Lee, including a stunning multimedia finale by the Trans Siberian Orchestra.  The soundtrack is visually enhanced with thematic animation, special in the audiovisual setting of the planetarium and is an entertaining experience for all ages, especially families. Tickets are $8 for general admission. Music programs may contain explicit lyrics, and are intended for adult audiences. All music programs may…

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Universe

December 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until December 20, 2019

The Hitchhiker's Guide the Universe is an incredible visual tour of the size and scale of our cosmos. Join planetarium manager  Shawn Laatsch as he hosts the evening presentation and “flies” participants out into space on a unique and engaging tour through the universe. Audience members will travel to our local planets and their moon systems, zip through the rings of Saturn, and explore the asteroids.  We will visit other star systems, explore nebulae and go far beyond to star…

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Universe

December 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on December 13, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on December 20, 2019 at 7:00 pm

"The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Universe" is an incredible visual tour of the size and scale of our cosmos! Join planetarium manager Shawn Laatsch as he hosts the evening presentation and “flies” participants out into space on a unique and engaging tour through the universe. Audience members will travel to our local planets and their moon systems, zip through the rings of Saturn, and explore the asteroids. We will visit other star systems, explore nebulae and go far beyond to…

Mystery of the Christmas Star

December 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 15, 2019

Journey back 2,000 years to Bethlehem as we seek to discover a scientific explanation for the star the wise men followed to find the baby Jesus. Investigate possible dates for the birth of Christ and look at recorded sightings of significant historical and astronomical events during this timeframe. We’ll explore scientific explanations for celestial objects that could have been remarkable enough to cause the wise men to travel across the desert from Babylon to Bethlehem just to see a newborn…

Let It Snow

December 15 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on December 8, 2019 at 3:30 pm

One event on December 15, 2019 at 3:30 pm

"Let it Snow" features a new variety of festive classics from Frank Sinatra and Chuck Berry to Burl Ives and Brenda Lee, including a stunning multimedia finale by the Trans Siberian Orchestra.  The soundtrack is visually enhanced with thematic animation, special in the audiovisual setting of the planetarium and is an entertaining experience for all ages, especially families. Tickets are $8 for general admission. Music programs may contain explicit lyrics, and are intended for adult audiences. All music programs may…

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Universe

December 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until December 20, 2019

The Hitchhiker's Guide the Universe is an incredible visual tour of the size and scale of our cosmos. Join planetarium manager  Shawn Laatsch as he hosts the evening presentation and “flies” participants out into space on a unique and engaging tour through the universe. Audience members will travel to our local planets and their moon systems, zip through the rings of Saturn, and explore the asteroids.  We will visit other star systems, explore nebulae and go far beyond to star…

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Universe

December 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on December 13, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on December 20, 2019 at 7:00 pm

"The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Universe" is an incredible visual tour of the size and scale of our cosmos! Join planetarium manager Shawn Laatsch as he hosts the evening presentation and “flies” participants out into space on a unique and engaging tour through the universe. Audience members will travel to our local planets and their moon systems, zip through the rings of Saturn, and explore the asteroids. We will visit other star systems, explore nebulae and go far beyond to…

Expedition Reef

January 7, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Explore the secrets of the "rainforests of the sea" and embark on an oceanic safari to the world’s most vibrant and endangered marine ecosystems — coral reefs. Discover how corals grow, feed, reproduce, and support over 25 percent of all marine life on Earth — while facing unprecedented threats from climate change, habitat destruction, and overfishing. Although they line about a third of tropical coastlines, reefs comprise less than one percent of the world's ocean environments, showing how precious and…

Pre-Performance Reception and Lecture on Arthur Miller’s ‘All My Sons’

January 7, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A pre-performance reception and lecture by Dick Brucher on Arthur Miller's "All My Sons" will take place Feb. 7 at 6 p.m. in Bodwell Lounge, Collins Center for the Arts.

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