program will start promptly on time. Seating is limited and all seats
are available on a first come first serve basis. As the program
requires the room to be dark, there will be no seating once the program
has begun. No food or Beverages allowed.
“Rusty Rocket’s Last Blast”
A full dome
Rocket’s Last Blast”, Rusty Rocket has decided to retire from
teaching rocket physics and this will be his last blast, and he already
has plans for how he will spend his free time. Still there is one final
mission to command: an introductory tour of the solar system for a new
class of rocket rookies focusing on the wide variety of planetary
environments. Along the way, we learn Rusty is related to every famous
spacecraft to explore the solar system. He also emphasizes the immense
distances between the planets using cars and jets for comparison.
“StarWatch” Become a star watcher by exploring the current night sky, locate visible planets and constellations, and enjoy some sky lore. Receive a star map and get a tour of tonight’s sky.
“Max Goes to the Moon”
In “Max Goes to the Moon”, Max (the dog) and a young girl named Tori take the first trip to the Moon since the Apollo era. Along the way, the story sets the stage for the more sophisticated science of the topics including "Phases of the Moon," "Wings in Space?," and "Frisbees and Curve Balls on the Moon" — all thoughtfully explained so that grownups and children can learn together about science. Toward the end, Max and Tori's trip proves so inspiring to people back on Earth that all the nations of the world come together to build a great Moon colony from which "the beautiful views of Earth from the Moon made everyone realize that we all share a small and precious planet."
Family Shows Below
the Moon for Good" 7:00pm
A full dome
Back to the Moon for Good, an exciting, educational fulldome show
narrated by award-winning actor Tim Allen. The 25-minute digital film
highlights the history of exploring the moon and provides an insider’s
look at the teams vying for the $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE, the
largest incentivized prize in history. Back to the Moon for Good begins
with a tour through the history of lunar exploration, tracing back to
the 1960s and 1970s. We hear from some of the teams racing to land a
robotic spacecraft on the moon and win the Google Lunar XPRIZE. The
audience is taken on a successful launch, landing and tour of the lunar
surface. The show ends with an enticing visualization of a future
settlement on the moon.
“StarWatch” Become a star watcher by exploring the current night
sky, locate visible planets and constellations, and enjoy some sky lore.
Receive a star map and get a tour of tonight’s sky.
A full dome
When you look into the sky, the background not-quite-blackness is filled
with the diffuse light of stars lost in the space between galaxies.
These are the “Cosmic Castaways”. When galaxies pass in the night
they gravitationally twist and turn one another, forcing stars out of
the galaxies. These stars are left abandoned in the space between the
galaxies and scattered around the newly formed systems. Using the Hubble
Space Telescope and other large telescopes, many teams of scientists
have detected their glow in the nearby Virgo clusters. In our full-dome
planetarium show, we’ll describe how these stars are pulled from their
homes and their fate lost in the space between the galaxies.
date is Saturday, October 25, 2014
- Rusty Rocket’s Last Blast
- Back to the Moon for Good
7:40pm - StarWatch
- Max Goes to the Moon
8:20pm - Cosmic Castaways
planetarium is located in the York Learning Center at 301 East 6th
Avenue in York. Admission is $4.00 for adults, $3.00 for children and
seniors. Admission to any second or third show is $1.00 each.
New.. The next
show date is Saturday, November 8. Afternoon matinee shows run 2-4 p.m. and
evening shows run 7-9 p.m.!