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Season of Light - December Public Shows

Season of Light - December Public Shows

Madison, WI
For those living in the Northern hemisphere the winter months are a time associated with struggle against the darkness.  In this program we will explore the seasons as well as the traditions, across many cultures, that are associated with this season of light in the darkness. As always, we’ll explo…
Mon, Dec 19 2022 6:00 PM Tue, Dec 20 2022 8:30 PM

Ghost Wars

Ghost Wars

Madison, WI
GHOST WARS music/film hand-crafted in real time by Aaron Granat and Thomas Ferrella BAND:    YOU OF ALL PEOPLE  -  ed ahrens, kevin schaefer, nick orlowski, phil redman, steve tyska, thomas ferrella   thomas ferrellauntethered, auto-didact, visual and performance artist resides in madison, wi, …
Fri, Jan 6 2023 8:00 PM Sat, Jan 7 2023 9:00 PM

Our Violent Planet (Virtual Program)

Our Violent Planet (Virtual Program)

Anywhere, WI
In honor of Earth Day, we will turn our attention to our own planet with this new fulldome program. The devastating power of earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and tsunamis is demonstrated with breathtaking visualizations in order to teach the concept of plate tectonics and show the technologies deve…
Wednesday, April 20 2022 6:30 PM 7:30 PM

It's Happening on Mars

It's Happening on Mars

Anywhere, WI
What if there was a planet entirely inhabited by robots? Wait, there is: at least as far as we can tell so far! With twelve robotic spacecraft in operation either on the surface or in orbit, Mars is a happening place. Join us to find out what these robots are up to and celebrate recent discoveries.…
Wednesday, March 16 2022 6:30 PM 7:30 PM

Big Astronomy Virtual

Big Astronomy Virtual

Anywhere, WI
Astronomers use giant telescopes to unlock the mysteries of the universe. This beautiful fulldome film takes us to three world-class observatories in Chile where we learn about how these amazing discoveries are made, and meet an inspiring cast of astronomers, engineers, technicians, and support sta…
Monday, May 9 2022 6:30 PM 7:30 PM

Our Violent Planet (In-Person)

Our Violent Planet (In-Person)

Madison, WI
In honor of Earth Day, we will turn our attention to our own planet with this new fulldome program. The devastating power of earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and tsunamis is demonstrated with breathtaking visualizations in order to teach the concept of plate tectonics and show the technologies deve…
Mon, Apr 25 2022 6:00 PM Wed, Apr 27 2022 8:30 PM

Big Astronomy - November Public Shows!

Big Astronomy - November Public Shows!

Madison, WI
Astronomers use giant telescopes to unlock the mysteries of the universe. This beautiful fulldome film takes us to three world-class observatories in Chile where we learn about how these amazing discoveries are made, and meet an inspiring cast of astronomers, engineers, technicians, and support sta…
Mon, Nov 21 2022 6:00 PM Tue, Nov 22 2022 8:30 PM

Halloween Spooktacular B-Movie Fundraiser!

Halloween Spooktacular B-Movie Fundraiser!

Madison, WI
Join us at the planetarium to watch some great old classic B-movies on the dome, have fun, and support our programs - all at the same time! Note that the movie schedule is in the graphic shown here and is available on planetarium public events website as well. NOTE:  Each time in the schedule wil…
Thu, Oct 27 2022 6:30 PM Sat, Oct 29 2022 9:30 PM

JWST: Gateway to the Universe - January Public Show

JWST: Gateway to the Universe - January Public Show

Madison, WI
In this program we will explore the wonders of the design, build, launching and bringing online one of the most important new tools for astronomical exploration of our lifetimes.  The program will also dive into the amazing things that we have already learned from the first six months of the James …
Mon, Jan 23 2023 6:00 PM Tue, Jan 24 2023 8:30 PM

Big Astronomy In Person

Big Astronomy In Person

Madison, WI
Astronomers use giant telescopes to unlock the mysteries of the universe. This beautiful fulldome film takes us to three world-class observatories in Chile where we learn about how these amazing discoveries are made, and meet an inspiring cast of astronomers, engineers, technicians, and support sta…
Mon, May 16 2022 6:00 PM Wed, May 18 2022 8:30 PM

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