All public programs begin with a brief tour of the current evening sky.
This includes, visible planets, finding directions, locating the moon,
and identifying some favorite seasonal constellations.
Public Planetarium Shows
Children's Show December 7, 14, 21, 28 11:00 am
“The Sky Tonight”
Reach up and paint the sky blue, make a rainbow, sing a song about space and clap to the music as we all meet Joe Star, Marsha Moon and Mike Meteor in this fun, participatory sky theater program.
General Public December 7, 14, 21, 28 1:00 pm
“The Season of Light”
This beautiful holiday season show investigates the most interesting and beautiful winter solstice celebrations from all over the world. The show also takes us back 2000 years to offer possible explanations for the mysterious “Christmas Star.”
Waukesha Jan Boree January 19, 2014 Shows: 9, 10, 11, 12, 1, 2, 3
This fast-paced astronomy presentation uses spectacular visuals to answer questions about our home planet, Earth. Views of Earth from space, reason for the seasons, and Earth's place in the universe are explored.
Children’s Show January 2014 ---- 4, 11, 18, 25 11:00 am
“Secret of the Cardboard Rocket"
This delightful children’s fantasy takes the audience on a voyage past the sun, moon and planets. Children make a refrigerator box into a cardboard rocket. Their pretend blast-off turns into a real solar system journey.
General Public January 2014 ---- 4, 11, 18, 25 1:00 pm
“Winter Sky Legends”
This wonderful winter season program presents favorite constellation characters, like “Orion the Hunter”, “Taurus, the Bull”, and “Gemini, the Twins.” Watch them all come alive on the planetarium dome to tell their fascinating adventures.
February 1 Wild Winter Night Shows every half hour 6:30 – 8:00
“Journey to the Stars”
This fascinating show presents close-up views of the sun, moon and planets, then takes the audience into deep space to explore white dwarfs, neutron stars and black holes. Also in this program scientists explore some of the most current trends in human and robotic space exploration.
Children’s Show February 8, 15, 22 11:00 am
“The Skies over Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood”
This program uses the scenes and show characters from the famous television show “Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood” to introduce your young students to the wonders of the day and night sky.
General Public February 8, 15, 22 1:00 pm
“The Dawn of Astronomy”
This program attempts to uncover the secrets of how the pyramids were built. The show then highlights the alignment features of some of the most fascinating ancient observatories, like Stonehenge.