November and December Shows

Please check our schedule for planetarium show times and dates.

 

Season of Light

This family-oriented program focuses on winter holiday traditions from many cultures, and how they have been used for millennia to light up this darkest and coldest of seasons. It also showcases some of our more light-hearted customs--such as giving gifts, kissing under the mistletoe, and decorating Christmas trees. The program highlights some of the winter constellations, demonstrates the cause of the four seasons and the meaning of the winter solstice, and even gives some astronomical possibilities for the Star of Bethlehem.

 

Cosmic Colors
Cosmic Color

Cosmic Colors will take you on a journey across the entire electromagnetic spectrum.  Discover the many reasons for color--like why the sky is blue and why Mars is red.  Take a tour within a plant leaf and journey inside the human eye.  Investigate x-rays by voyaging to a black hole and cross the event horizon.  You will even see the actual color of a dinosaur--based on recent evidence.  Get ready for an amazing adventure under a rainbow of cosmic light!

October 23rd Partial Eclipse

We had over 300 people come out to see the partial solar eclipse with us on October 23rd 2014!   We would especially like to thank the Central Valley Astronomers and Professor Fred Ringwald for bringing their telescopes and their expertise.