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Public Viewing Night Program Schedule:
- January 4, 8:00 pm
- February 1, 8:00 pm
- March 1, 8:00 pm
- April 5, 8:00 pm
- May 3, 8:00 pm
- June 7, 8:00 pm
- July 5, 8:00 pm
- August 2, 8:00 pm
- September 6, 8:00 pm
- October 4, 8:00 pm
- November 1, 8:00 pm
- December 6, 8:00 pm
Schedules last updated December 9, 2012
Public Viewing Night Programs are free to the public.These programs are available from the Night Sky Network
Donations are gladly accepted.
- IYA Discovery Guide: Rocks and Ice in the Solar System - Get ready for the Perseid meteor shower and find out just what a "shooting star" is. The Cook Up a Comet activity is always a hit!
- Exploring the Solar System -
- Shadows and Silhouettes - Phases, eclipses and exo-planet discovery
- Telescopes: Eyes on the Universe - how telescopes have helped us understand the universe.
- Black Hole Survivial Guide- Talks about Black Holes
- Our Galaxy Our Universe - Illustrates the scale of the universe
- Planet Quest - The search for other planets
Night Sky Network information and material is provided and sponsored by NASA-JPL and the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.
Public Viewing Night Programming
Live images from Stellacam EX camera connected to LX200 scope in the observatory and projected onto planetarium dome. Clockwise from upper left: M15, M31/M32, M57 close and M57 with group.
There will always be a planetarium show prior to each public viewing night (the first Friday of the month) at The Wilderness Center. This will take place if it is clear or cloudy. The show will be about a current topic and the current night sky. The show starts at 8:00 pm throughout the year. After the show we will observe through telescopes in the observatory and parking lot. A Stellacam EX integrating video camera and TV monitor is available to display live planetary and deep sky images from the Resetar telescope. This is an excellent educational tool to point out features to large groups. It also allows viewing of objects on the TV monitor in the Observatory and in the Planetarium dome for those with disabilities that interfere with their ability to see images through a telescope eyepiece. Some of the Material covered includes Telescope Treasure Hunt and other activities from the Night Sky Network.
Other Planetarium Shows
Special programs for meetings or other occasions can be scheduled through Joann Ballbach, Education Director at The Wilderness Center. A calendar of events for the Astronomy Education Building is posted under the AEB Calendar link.
About the Fred F. Silk Planetarium - More information and technical specifications.
Planetarium Links - Links for more info on the History and construction of the Fred F. Silk Planetarium and links to other planetarium sites.
Major funding for the Astronomy Education Building was made possible by
The Fred F. Silk Foundation
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Last updated December 9, 2012 by Bill Castro (email@example.com)