WELCOME TO THE YORK LEARNING CENTER PLANETARIUM.

Please note: The planetarium 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.

Planetarium Programs  Reopens September 12th with shows 7-9 pm

An exciting, educational fulldome show narrated by award-winning actor Tim Allen.

The planetarium is located in the York Learning Center at
300 East 6th Avenue in York. See: Directions

Septembers shows will be posted in August below

New Fulldome Planetarium Show

"Back To The Moon For Good"

Showtime 7:00 PM

Back To The Moon For Good, an exciting, educational fulldome show narrated by award-winning actor Tim Allen, premieres at York Learning Center Planetarium. 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.

Show length 25-minutes

Planetarium programs are the second Friday night of each month starting at 7:00 pm. Admission is $4.00 for adults, $3.00 for children and seniors. Admission to any second show is $1.00

 

"StarWatch"

Showtime 7:40 PM

Planetarium Show Spotlights Tonight’s Constellations and Tour of the Solar System.

 Learn how to find the planets and constellations that are visible in York’s night sky. 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 answers to questions such as:

What can be seen with a telescope tonight?
How do I find the North Star?
Why do stars have different colors?
What are the names of the brightest stars?

While programs are geared toward families they may not be appropriate for very young children who are not able to sit through a 35-minute presentations.

 Show length: 35 minutes

Planetarium programs are the second Friday night of each month starting at 7:00 pm. Admission is $4.00 for adults, $3.00 for children and seniors. Admission to any second show is $1.00

“Comets & Discovery”

Showtime 7:40 PM

In our second fulldome planetarium program “Comets & Discovery” we follow two intrepid comet hunters in first-person. One, a modern explorer. The other, Caroline Herschel. The famous 18th century comet huntress that ruled the skies for many generations. With both, we learn how they each searched the skies, made their discoveries, and reported them for other astronomers to bear out. We also learn about, depending on the century of the observer, what people thought comets were and their importance to them.

Show length is about 25 minutes and is great for the whole family; specifically ages 3rd grade to adult.

Planetarium programs are the second Friday night of each month starting at 7:00 pm. Admission is $4.00 for adults, $3.00 for children and seniors. Admission to any second show is $1.00

The York County Astronomical Society, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of the science of astronomy

 Watch Video: The Known Universe

Watch Video: Movie about the York Planetarium

See other shows upcoming.: Planetarium Programs

The planetarium is located in the York Learning Center at 300 East 6th Avenue in York.

For more information contact: Stars@YCAS.org  or  Call YCAS at: (717) 578-9109