Upcoming Events at The Charles W. Brown Planetarium

The Charles W. Brown PlanetariumThe Charles W. Brown Planetarium

Black Holes, Wormholes & the Movies
Fridays | April 1, 8 @ 6:30 PM
Saturdays | April 2, 9 @ 6:30 & 8:00 PM
A place from which nothing can escape, not even light, is called a black hole. Once thought to be only a mathematical curiosity, astronomers now think they are real. The theory of relativity also predicts the existence of wormholes that connect different regions of the universe. Popular movies have shown black holes as places of great destruction and wormholes as a way for instantaneous travel across the galaxy. But is any of this true? Did Hollywood get it right? Suitable for ages 12+

One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure
   Saturdays | April 2, 9 @ 4:30 PM 
More showings will be added in the summer of 2016!
One World, One Sky is a brilliant spectacle of light and color that follows Sesame Street’s Big Bird and Elmo as they explore the night sky with Hu Hu Zhu, a new friend from China. Together, they take an imaginary trip from Sesame Street to the moon, where they discover how different it is from Earth. They will also find shapes in the sky that will help them find the North Star. This cross-cultural adventure opens children’s eyes to the sky, helping them see how people all over the world are connected. Suitable for children in Pre-K to 2nd grade

 Science Summer Camp Preview Dates

   Sunday, April 3 @ 2PM

   Saturday, May 14 @ 2PM

  REGISTRATIONS ARE REQUIRED! Click here to register and learn more.

To learn more about To the Stars and Back free summer science camp for middle school girls, there will be two planetarium preview dates. The preview dates will include a program at the planetarium (“Cosmic Colors”), a short speaker presentation, and more information about what the camp entails. Girls in grades 5-7 (currently), and one guest are able to attend the event for free.

Planetarium Information:

  • Planetarium shows are free of charge.
  • We do our best to open doors 30 minutes before show time.
  • A hands-on science activity is available prior to show time.
  • There is no food or drink allowed in the planetarium.
  • Children 12 years and under should be accompanied by an adult.
  • The Charles W. Brown Planetarium is located on the west end of the Cooper Science Complex, located along Riverside Avenue.

For directions and parking information, as well as general policies, please visit the Charles W. Brown Planetarium website.

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