August Show


All shows are $3 per person

Two Small Pieces of Glass

While attending a local star party, two teenage students learn how the telescope has helped us
understand our place in space and how telescopes continue to expand our understanding of the
Universe. Their conversation with a local female astronomer enlightens them on the history of
the telescope and the discoveries these wonderful tools have made. The students see how
telescopes work and how the largest observatories in the world use these instruments to explore
the mysteries of the universe.
While looking through the astronomer's telescope, the students, along with the planetarium
audience, explore the Galilean Moons, Saturn's rings, and spiral structure of galaxies. During
their conversation with the astronomer, they also learn about the discoveries of Galileo,
Huygens, Newton, Hubble and many others.

Shown Tuesdays at 7pm August 8, 15, & 29 No show in the planetarium Tuesday August 1 & 22. Join us on the boardwalk at 24th street from 6pm to 11pm for Boardwalk Astronomy August 1. Planetarium staff will on travel to the Total Solar Eclipse August 21 through 25

Shown at 2pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays throughout August EXCEPT the week of August 21st through 24th. THE PLANETARIUM WILL BE CLOSED AUGUST 21-24.

Suitable for ages 5 and above. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Two Small Pieces of Glass

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