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October 1 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

12 pm – The Little Star That Could – Purchase Tickets

The Little Star That Could is a story about Little Star, an average yellow star in search for planets of his own to protect and warm. Along the way, he meets other stars, learns what makes each star special, and discovers that stars combine to form star clusters and galaxies. Eventually, Little Star finds his planets.

1 pm – Mars 1001 – Purchase Tickets

Someday soon, the first humans will leave for Mars. They may be someone you know. Like the astronauts of the Space Age, they’ll be blasting off to the unknown. MARS 1001 is the story of one possible mission that carries a multi-national crew to the Red Planet. This presentation is a captivating exploration of the kind of mission we’ll soon see blast off to Mars.

2 pm – Haunted Skies – Purchase Tickets

Come along on a journey of exploration into the origins of this magnificent and often misunderstood holiday. We travel to the ancient past to uncover the origins of Halloween and give some insight as to why we still celebrate this autumn tradition today. Spine-tingling and certainly not for the faint of heart, this program echoes the spirit of the holiday in an enjoyable, intelligent and often “frightening” planetarium production. Find out for yourself what lurks in the starry skies above. Narration by Ray Adell.

3 pm – Stars: Powerhouses of the Universe – Purchase Tickets

Every star has a story. Some are as old as time, faint and almost forgotten. Journey to the furthest reaches of our galaxy and experience both the awesome beauty and destructive power of stars. This dramatic program features the voice talent of Mark Hamill. Content includes stellar evolution, space exploration, the electromagnetic spectrum, and the history of astronomy.

4 pm – Incoming! – Purchase Tickets

Asteroids and comets have collided with our planet throughout its history, changing the course of life on Earth and shaping the world we know today. Incoming! also gives audiences a closer look at the scientific advances that may allow us to find and track cosmic threats before they reach Earth. The show concludes with glowing nighttime views of Chile’s Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, which, once completed, will survey the entire sky every few days, observing and detecting faint moving objects, including asteroids and other Near-Earth Objects.

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Date:
October 1
Time:
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Venue

Vanderbilt Museum
180 Little Neck Road
Centerport, NY 11721 United States
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Phone:
631-854-5579

Twilight Tours of the Decorated Vanderbilt Mansion!

Library in the Vanderbilt Mansion decorated for the holidays
December 27 & 28, 5:30 – 9 pm.

Hours & Info

180 Little Neck Road
Centerport, New York 11721
(631) 854-5579