Public Programs

Virtual Planetarium Shows

The sky above is both dark and mysterious. Enjoy a tour of the stars, constellations and planets of the current sky featuring unique space events.

Virtual Planetarium Show: The Deep Sky

January 20, 2022 @ 7 pm

Beyond the visible stars, planets and constellations of the night sky are hidden celestial gems. Travel deep into the night sky on a treasure hunt for celestial objects that exist outside our solar system. Tune in via our Facebook page for this live virtual presentation presented by Jason T. Archer. No registration required.

Virtual Planetarium Show: The Pale Blue Dot

March 3, 2022 @ 7 pm

The Pale Blue Dot is a photograph of Earth taken Feb. 14, 1990, by NASA’s Voyager 1 at a distance of 3.7 billion miles (6 billion kilometers) from the Sun. We’ll explore this iconic image and Earth's place in the universe. Tune in via our Facebook page for this live virtual presentation presented by Jason T. Archer. No registration required.

Virtual Planetarium Show: The James Webb Telescope

March 31, 2022 @ 7 pm

The James Webb Space Telescope’s revolutionary technology will study every phase of cosmic history—from within our solar system to the most distant observable galaxies in the early universe. We'll present an overview of the telescope, its mission and the some of the science it hopes to reveal. Tune in via our Facebook page for this live virtual presentation presented by Jason T. Archer. No registration required.

Virtual Planetarium Show: The Search for Exoplanets

April 28, 2022 @ 7 pm

Planets are not unique to our solar system. Since the discovery of the first planet orbiting another star in 1995 we have found thousands of exoplanets. We’ll explore the variety of exoplanets found so far, is there life on other planets and how we find exoplanets. Tune in via our Facebook page for this live virtual presentation presented by Jason T. Archer. No registration required.

Virtual Planetarium Show: The May Blood Moon

May 12, 2022 @ 7 pm

Learn about the full lunar eclipse "Blood Moon" that will be visible across North and South America on May 15th and 16th, and find out what causes an eclipse and why this one will be particularly spectacular. The show will also include a tour of the constellations, stars, nebulae and other celestial phenomena visible in the spring night sky.Tune in via our Facebook page for this live virtual presentation presented by John Meszaros. No registration required.

Virtual Planetarium Show: The Summer Solstice

June 9, 2022 @ 7 pm

June 21th is the summer solstice, the longest period of daylight for the year. In tonight's show, we'll talk about the solstices and equinoxes and also learn about the constellations, stars, and nighttime events visible in the summer sky. Tune in via our Facebook page for this live virtual presentation presented by John Meszaros. No registration required.

Adult Education Classes - Astronomy 101

Bring the Glastonbury Planetarium into your home with a series of 4 fast paced classes that can be taken as a group or individually that will present an introduction to the science of astronomy. These presentations utilize the power of the Glastonbury Planetarium’s Digistar 6 software.


THE EVER-CHANGING SKY

An introduction to how we look at and organize the sky from coordinate systems, time measurements and celestial navigation to the motion and appearance of the Moon and planets in the sky.


Tuesday, March 22 7:00 - 9:00pm

Registration Fee: $25


PLANETARY SCIENCE

Travel to the depths of our Solar System to explore the physical fea- tures of planets, moons, and asteroids. We will present some of the latest planetary science and imagery to help understand the structure of our Solar System.


Thursday, April 21 7:00 - 9:00pm

Registration Fee: $25


LIFE CYCLE OF STARS

Travel through space to witness the birth, life and death of stars. We’ll explore how stars form, how they live and how they sometimes violently end their life. Learn about nebulas, supernovas, black holes, white dwarfs, and more during a journey through our galaxy’s most fascinating stellar objects.


Thursday, May 19 7:00 - 9:00pm

Registration Fee: $25


UNIVERSE: THE GRAND TOUR

Blast off from Earth to the farthest reaches of the universe. We’ll explore Earth’s location in the Milky Way, travel to other galaxies, and look at the large scale structure of the universe. This program explores the big ideas of our universe.


Tuesday, June 14 7:00 - 9:00pm

Registration Fee: $25


REGISTRATION FEE (all four classes): $79


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