WELCOME TO THE YORK LEARNING CENTER PLANETARIUM.

See November 8th Shows:  Saturday Matinee Shows  Saturday Evening Shows

See November 14th Shows:  November 14th Shows

New Afternoon and Evening Shows for Families,  See below shows. 

 Admission is $4.00 for adults, $3.00 for children and seniors. Admission to any second show is $1.00

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

 

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.

November 8th Afternoon Matinee Shows Below

Admission is $4.00 for adults, $3.00 for children and seniors. Admission to any second show is $1.00

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

“Rusty Rocket’s Last Blast” 2:00 pm

A full dome presentation

In “Rusty 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” 2:40 pm 

“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.

“Flight Adventures" 3:20 pm 

A full dome presentation

In our new full-dome planetarium program “Flight Adventures,” dreams of flying, model aircraft and a young girl and her grandfather come together in this multi-media planetarium show about the science of aeronautics. Learn about famous inventors and aviators of the past and the pioneers who first revealed the 4 forces of flight. See images of aircraft past, present and future and imagine where flight might take us. Presented in high-definition full-dome digital video, "Flight Adventures" is unlike anything you've ever encountered. Watch preview: Flight Adventures Run time : 30 minutes
Target audience: Families with children 8 and up.

 November 8th Evening Family Shows Below

Admission is $4.00 for adults, $3.00 for children and seniors. Admission to any second show is $1.00

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

"Two Small Pieces of Glass" 7:00 pm

Learn about telescopes in the planetarium program “Two Small Pieces of Glass.” While attending a local star party, two teenage students learn how the telescope has helped us understand our place in space and how telescopes continue to expand our understanding of the Universe. Their conversation with a local female astronomer enlightens them on the history of the telescope and the discoveries these wonderful tools have made. The students see how telescopes work and how the largest observatories in the world use these instruments to explore the mysteries of the universe. Show length: 25 minutes.

 “StarWatch” 7:40 pm

“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.

"Skywatchers of Africa" 8:20 p.m.

A full dome presentation

For thousands of years, Africans have used their knowledge of the sky to build their societies, shape their spiritual lives, and meet their physical needs for survival. Skywatchers of Africa highlights the diversity of African astronomy, examines cultural uses of the sky that developed throughout history, and celebrates our shared human experience. Skywatchers of Africa is recommended for ages 4 and up.

November 14th Shows Below

Admission is $4.00 for adults, $3.00 for children and seniors. Admission to any second show is $1.00

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

"A Part of the Sky Called Orion" 7:00 p.m.

A full dome presentation

In our fulldome planetarium program, A Part of the Sky Called Orion, learn about the Greek, Egyptian, and Inupiaq cultures and their stories about the sky. We learn how each viewed the same stars, but had different stories and images. Told in first-person in the context of the teller’s life, we experience their ancient star lore and imagery. Run time: 26 minutes. Appropriate for ages 7 and up

 “StarWatch” 7:40 pm

“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.

“Comets & Discovery” 8:20 p.m.

A full dome presentation

In our other new full-dome 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.

 

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

See other shows upcoming.: Planetarium Programs

The planetarium is located in the York Learning Center at 301 East 6th Avenue in York.

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