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 . March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 11:00 am
“A Solar System Adventure Tour” (Great for all ages)
You won’t believe how fun learning about the planets can be when you step aboard the “Star Traveler” spaceship on your interactive journey past the sun and planets in our solar system.
General Public . March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 1:00 pm
“Black Holes-Point of No Return”
Some of the most fascinating astronomy theories are those which involve the explosive deaths of massive stars. This program explores the strangest objects in the universe, white dwarfs, neutron stars, quasars and black holes.
April 5, 12, 19 11:00 am
“Wish upon a Star" (Great for all ages)
A little girl and her parents begin to talk about the fun of looking at the sky. Later, they head outside to enjoy a night of sky-watching. During the evening, they explore the stars, moon, planets and shooting stars.
. General Public . April 5, 12, 19 1:00 pm
“The Skies over Waukesha”
This program looks back at 100 years of the fascinating history of Waukesha. It also presents the development of airplanes and space travel over the same 100 year time span. A classic! April 26 “Earth Day” Programs each ½ hour (9-4)
Earth Day April 26 Programs 1/2 hour each 9 - 4 “Honey, I Shrunk the Solar System”
This solar system exploration show takes the audience on an imaginary bike ride past the sun, moon and planets. Students help answer space questions along the way.
Children’s Show May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 11:00 am
“Nine Planets and Counting” (Great for all ages)
See the most current images of the Sun, Moon and Planets in our Solar System. Find out why Pluto is now called a “Dwarf Planet”. This very beautiful show investigates the formation and the composition of our neighbors in space.
General Public May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 1:00 pm . “The Extraterrestrial Files”
Is there life in outer space? If so, what would these creatures look like? These questions and many more will be explored in this fascinating search for ET’s.
____________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________ June, July, August
There are no public programs scheduled for the summer months, however the planetarium is available by appointment for groups of ten or more. Please call (262) 896-8423 to arrange a program.