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September 14, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until September 28, 2019
One event on September 30, 2019 at 12:00 pm
One event on October 1, 2019 at 12:00 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 – Night Sky, Live! – Purchase Tickets
This live-lecture presentation by an astronomy educator uses the Reichert Planetarium’s Starball to show the audience what the Long Island night sky above them will look like on the very day they visit. This “traditional” planetarium program highlights seasonal constellations, stars and year-round celestial events.
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.Purchase Tickets