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Peterson Planetarium

With our 2014 upgrade we are implementing new programming.  The list will be posted in the near future! Until then you have one month remaining to schedule any of the shows listed below.

More than Meets the Eye*
A program about the seen and unseen joys of the night sky. This program shows the differences between using the naked eye, binoculars, and small telescopes to view celestial objects. The moon, four principal naked-eye planets, a few prominent stars and constellations, star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies are covered. More than Meets the Eye was created by Loch Ness Productions in cooperation with Spitz Inc.
Length: Approximately 30 minutes
Recommended ages: 3rd grade and up

The Current Night Sky
A “live” presentation tour of the prominent stars, constellations, and planets visible in the current night sky. This presentation can be adapted for any time of year and can display the prominent stars and constellations of all seasons if requested.
Length: 15 to 40 minutes, depending on requests
Recommended for ages: 3rd grade and up

Our Place in Space*
Audiences are introduced to animal characters that complete a crossword puzzle with some basic astronomy clues. For example, clues include “The opposite of night” and “A milky way that’s not a candy bar.” Other topics include the daily rotation of Earth, thinking about constellations like dot-to-dot games, and an imaginary trip into space. Our Place in Space was produced by the Sudekum Planetarium.

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Length: Approximately 30 minutes
Recommended ages: Kindergarten to 3rd grade

Hubble Vision*
A view of the cosmos with recent images captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. Featuring the planets of our solar system, stellar life cycles, nebulae, galaxies, and deep-field images of some of the most distant objects ever observed. Hubble Vision was created by Loch Ness Productions.

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Length: Approximately 30 minutes
Recommended ages: 3rd grade and up

Through the Eyes of Hubble*
The early days of the Hubble Space Telescope are featured, including the first service mission performed by astronauts to repair initial complications. Included is a brief history of Edwin Hubble after whom the telescope is named. Topics also covered include the planets of the solar system, measuring stellar and galactic distances, stellar and galactic life cycles, and dark matter. Through the Eyes of Hubble is a co-production of The Henry Buhl Jr. Planetarium Carnegie Science Center and the Space Telescope Science Institute.

Length: Approximately 45 minutes
Recommended ages: 9th grade and up

*Show materials have been adapted to the presentation capabilities of Peterson Planetarium with permission of the producers.