Calendar


Magic Tree House

  • October 7, 2017 - December 30, 2017
  • 11:15am - 12:00pm
Visit the Magic Tree House and follow Jack and Annie on a fun-filled journey to discover the secrets of the Sun, Moon, planets, space travel and more. Produced by the UNC Morehead Planetarium and Science Center.
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The Sky Tonight

  • October 20, 2017
  • 11:15am - 12:00pm
This live presentation introduces visitors to evening constellations, bright stars, and planets.
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Flight Adventures

  • November 21, 2017
  • 11:15am - 12:00pm
Discover the science of flight through the eyes of a young girl and her grandfather as they explore how birds, kites, planes, and models fly. Learn about the history and future of flight and how NASA is discovering new and safer ways to travel with the help of future engineers and aviators — like you! Produced by the Indianapolis Children’s Museum.
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Earth, Moon and Sun

  • November 22, 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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Larry Cat in Space

  • December 26, 2017
  • 11:15am - 12:00pm
Follow the adventures of Larry Cat as he sneaks into a spacecraft to follow his human to a moon base. Learn about the moon — or, as cats call it, the “meeoon!” This show was created by Loch Ness Productions.
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Rusty Rocket's Last Blast

  • December 27, 2017
  • 11:15am - 12:00pm
After decades of teaching Rocket Rookies the basics of astronomy and rocket science, Rusty Rocket has plans to retire. His last mission is an introductory tour of the solar system and the planets’ environments. Rookie candidates in grades 1 through 5 and their families are welcome to come with Rusty — will it really be his last blast? Produced by Sudekum Planetarium.
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Earth, Moon and Sun

  • December 28, 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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The Sky Tonight

  • December 29, 2017
  • 11:15am - 12:00pm
This live presentation introduces visitors to evening constellations, bright stars, and planets.
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Stars of the Pharaohs

  • October 7, 2017 - November 26, 2017
  • 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Travel to ancient Egypt to see how astronomy was used to tell time, make a workable calendar, and align huge building Learn about the connection the ancient Egyptians felt with the stars and various astronomical phenomena, and experience some of the most spectacular temples and tombs of the ancient world. Produced by Evans & Sutherland.
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Stars

  • December 2, 2017 - December 31, 2017
  • 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Every star has a story. Some are as old as time, faint and almost forgotten. Others burn bright and end their lives in powerful explosions. New stars are created every day, born of vast clouds of gas and dust. Through every phase of their existence, stars release the energy that powers the Universe. Journey to the farthest reaches of our galaxy and experience both the awesome beauty and destructive power of STARS. Produced by Sudekum Planetarium and NSC Creative – distributed by Sky-Skan, Inc.
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The Modern Universe

  • October 1, 2017 - December 31, 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?
Planetarium

The Sky Tonight

  • October 7, 2017 - December 30, 2017
  • 2:45pm - 3:30pm
This live presentation introduces visitors to evening constellations, bright stars, and planets.
Planetarium

Undiscovered Worlds: The Search Beyond Our Sun

  • October 1, 2017 - October 29, 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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The Sky Tonight

  • October 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017
  • 4:00pm - 4:45pm
This live presentation introduces visitors to evening constellations, bright stars, and planets.
Planetarium

The Edge of Darkness

  • November 4, 2017 - November 26, 2017
  • 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Discover small bodies in our solar system! Fly by the great cliffs on comet 67P, take a close look at the fascinating bright "lights" on Ceres, and see the first ever close ups of dwarf binary planet Pluto/Charon and its moons. Produced by Evans & Sutherland, and narrated by Hayley Atwell, Agent Carter, from the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the ABC television series.
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Stars of the Pharaohs

  • December 2, 2017 - December 29, 2017
  • 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Travel to ancient Egypt to see how astronomy was used to tell time, make a workable calendar, and align huge building Learn about the connection the ancient Egyptians felt with the stars and various astronomical phenomena, and experience some of the most spectacular temples and tombs of the ancient world. Produced by Evans & Sutherland.
Planetarium

International Observe the Moon Night at DTA!

  • October 27, 2017
  • 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Join us to enjoy not only the DTA festivities but also International Observe the Moon Night. Weather permitting, we’ll have telescopes out for public viewing of the Moon and Saturn! Saturn’s largest moon Titan should also be visible as a starlike object in the telescope—two moons for the price of one!
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Thanksgiving Eve Telescope in Parc Sans Souci

  • November 22, 2017
  • 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Look for our telescope in the crowd! Weather permitting, we’ll watch the crescent moon until it sets behind buildings and then look for other celestial targets.
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OCRA Festival of Lights

  • December 1, 2017
  • 5:30pm - 9:00pm
If it’s a clear night look for our planetarium telescope at our festival location near the Post Office. We’ll look at the nearly full moon! Don’t forget to dress for evening temperatures.
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Autumn Star Party

  • October 21, 2017
  • 7:30pm - 9:30pm
If it’s a clear evening, we’ll set up telescopes near the parking lot at Picard Park for public observing of the Moon (briefly), Saturn, and a variety of double stars, star clusters, and more! If you have binoculars or a telescope you already know how to use, bring it and join the fun! If you don’t have a telescope, come anyway and use one of ours!
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