Calendar


Earth, Moon and Sun

  • July 1, 2017 - September 30, 2017
  • 11:15am - 12:00pm
Discover why the sun rises and sets, why the moon has phases and craters, and more—all with the help of Coyote, who may have a bit to learn himself! Produced by UNC Morehead Planetarium and Science Center.
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Partial Solar Eclipse Party!

  • August 21, 2017
  • 11:30am - 3:00pm
Weather permitting, the planetarium staff and volunteers will set up safe solar telescopes and other safe solar observing materials near the gazebo in Parc Sans Souci near the Museum for viewing the partial solar eclipse. With about three-quarters of the sun's disk blocked from view at maximum, this will be the best partial solar eclipse seen in Acadiana in many years! The eclipse starts about 11:53 a.m. and goes until the end at 2:53 p.m. With maximum eclipse at 1:25 p.m., this will be a great lunch time event! Because this eclipse will happen on an August afternoon, please be sure to bring water and protect yourself from the heat and sun. Bring your friends and neighbors to enjoy the eclipse with us, but please do not bring your own telescope. Remember: never look directly at the sun whether there is an eclipse or not!

Date: August 21, 2017
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Place: Parc Sans Souci in downtown Lafayette
Ages: All welcome
Cost: Free!
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Back to the Moon

  • September 1, 2017 - September 30, 2017
  • 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Discover the Apollo era and what it taught us about the moon, then learn about the 30 million dollar Google Lunar X Prize offered to the first team who can land a private spacecraft on the moon and perform specific tasks! Who will win the Google Lunar X Prize?
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The Modern Universe

  • April 1, 2017 - September 30, 2017
  • 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Different every time, this live program is about our modern understanding of space and the universe. Questions welcomed! The sun? Saturn? Exoplanets? Galaxies? What would you like to learn today?
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The Sky Tonight

  • April 22, 2017 - September 30, 2017
  • 2:45pm - 3:30pm
This live presentation introduces visitors to evening constellations, bright stars, and planets.
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The Sky Tonight

  • April 19, 2017 - September 30, 2017
  • 4:00pm - 4:45pm
This live presentation introduces visitors to evening constellations, bright stars, and planets.
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Space School

  • August 5, 2017 - August 27, 2017
  • 4:00pm - 4:45pm
How do astronauts train for missions? They go to Space School! Follow NASA astronauts as they prepare for the weightlessness of space by training underwater at NASA’s Neutral Buoyancy Lab and at Aquarius Reef Base on the ocean floor. Produced by Sky-Skan, Inc.
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Undiscovered Worlds: The Search Beyond Our Sun

  • September 1, 2017 - September 30, 2017
  • 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Thousands of planets—exoplanets—found orbiting other stars show that our solar system is not alone in the universe and that we must improve our understanding of planets and solar systems. As astronomers use the Kepler Telescope and rapidly improving technology, the discovery of exoplanets puts us one step closer to the possibility of finding an Earth-like world. How will this change how we view our place in the universe? Produced by Boston’s Museum of Science.
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Lunchtime Sidewalk Astronomy

  • June 28, 2017 - August 30, 2017
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Watch for one of the planetarium’s telescopes by the Museum at the corner of Jefferson and Congress Streets. See a safely filtered view of the sun and any sunspots that day!
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