Charles W. Brown Planetarium 2016 Summer Schedule

The Charles W. Brown PlanetariumThe Charles W. Brown Planetarium

Black Holes, Wormholes & the Movies


June 3, 10 @ 6:30PM
July 1, 15, 22, 29 @ 6:30PM
August 12 @ 6:30PM

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


June 4, 11 @ 4:30PM
July 2, 16, 23, 30 @ 4:30PM
August 13 @ 4:30PM

 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 ages PreK-2nd Grade

Undiscovered Worlds


June 4, 11 @ 6:30PM
July 2, 16, 23, 30 @ 6:30PM
August 13 @ 6:30PM

The Search Beyond our Sun explores a timeless question: Do other planets like Earth exist? Within the past 20 years, astronomers have discovered hundreds of planets orbiting other stars. Travel to distant stars and fly up to exotic planets and see them up close in the planetarium. Experience the science shifting our perspectives on humanity’s place in the cosmos.Suitable for ages 9+
Planetarium Information:

  • Planetarium shows are free of charge and last approximately 45 minutes.
  • No tickets or reservations are required, but plan to arrive early as seating is done on a first-come, first-serve basis. We do our best to open doors 30 minutes before 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.