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Introducing Our Summer Planetarium Schedule

Introducing Our Summer Planetarium Schedule

Posted: April 10, 2018

We've got brand new shows in the works for Summer 2018 and are pleased to announced our new fulldome film "Rosetta: A Lifetime Discovery". Join the comet discoverer Klim Churyumov in the story about the origins of the Solar System and life ...

Star Struck: Defunct space station falls from sky

Posted: April 9, 2018

In this Star Struck, Bobby Farlice-Rubio tells us all about the Chinese space station that was lost in space until it crashed into the Pacific Ocean Monday. Watch the video for the full interview. The experimental space lab Tiangong 1 was launched ...
Astronomy Camp

Astronomy Camp

Posted: March 14, 2018

April 17 - 19

Our Astronomy Camp is a blast. Literally. We build and launch rockets. And it's so cool to see something you've created soar into the sky!
This year we will focus on the James Webb Space Telescope, an infrared telescope that ...
March Astronomy

March Astronomy

Posted: March 1, 2018

In March, Orion settles into the southwest for some great evening views.  The evenings also feature the Big Dipper rising in the northeast, looking like a giant question mark.  Follow the “handle” toward the horizon, where the star Arcturus rises by 9 o’clock.  After the winter Venus returns to the ...
Vacation Destination

Vacation Destination

Posted: February 27, 2018

Daily tours of the cosmos are waiting for you to take off! Want to do something out-of-this-world during school vacation? A visit to Vermont's only public planetarium won't let you down. "Our new digital projector provides sharper images of stars and the upgraded software allows us to easily 'fly' using an ...
February Astronomy

February Astronomy

Posted: January 31, 2018

Orion commands the southern evening skies throughout February, accompanied by the brightest star in our night skies, Sirius, below and left of Orion, marking the nose of the Great Dog.  High in the south, Taurus, the Bull charges at Orion, as the Big Dipper begins to lift higher into the ...
January Astronomy

January Astronomy

Posted: January 3, 2018

The planets should be perfect for night owls, all of them appearing after midnight, starting with Jupiter and Mars fairly close together in the southeast by the dawn’s twilight. Saturn barely rises by late in the month, while Mercury is at its morning best through the 10th. Venus is lost in ...
December Astronomy

December Astronomy

Posted: December 5, 2017

The longest nights of the year offer the greatest variety of stars and constellations.  Through the month, Orion rises earlier each evening, and dominates the eastern sky, often identified by his line of three “belt” stars.  Extending this line to the upper rights leads to the red star Aldebaran, the ...
David Aguilar

David Aguilar

Posted: November 6, 2017

Saturday, November 18, 1:30 - 3:30

David A. Aguilar, award-winning author, astronomer and space artist will read from his recently released book, Seven Wonders of the Solar System, and talk about Pluto and the search for mysterious Planet 9. This event will happen in our Lyman Spitzer Jr. Planetarium, where seating ...
November Astronomy

November Astronomy

Posted: October 31, 2017

November sees a return to Standard Time, (on the 5th), the earlier arrival of evening gives us a parting view of Saturn, inching lower in the southwest, and briefly joined by Mercury after Thanksgiving.  November finds the Milky Way high overhead, with the Summer Triangle slipping into the west, while ...