WELCOME TO THE YORK LEARNING CENTER PLANETARIUM.

 

Please note: All planetarium programs will start 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.

Next Planetarium Shows September 19, 2015

The York County Astronomical Society is now offering Saturday afternoon programs for young children and families at the York Learning Center Planetarium. Friday and Saturday evening, programs for older family members are presented. This month we are premiering two new programs, Sunstruck and From the Blue Planet to the Red Planet.

May 8  Evening Shows

May 8, 2015, at 7:00pm, Back to the Moon For Good, 7:40pm StarWatch, and 8:20pm Sunstruck See  May 8th: Evening shows

May 16 Afternoon Shows

May 16, 2015 at 2:00pm Rusty Rocket’s Last Blast, 2:40 StarWatch, 3:20pm From the Blue Planet to the Red Planet. See May 16th: Afternoon shows

May 16 Evening Shows

 May 16, 2015 at 7:00pm Sunstruck, 7:40pm StarWatch, and 8:20pm Two Small Pieces of Glass See May 16th: Evening shows

The York County Astronomical Society is now offering Saturday afternoon programs for young children and families at the York Learning Center Planetarium. Saturday evening, programs for older family members are presented. The four movies are presented in high-definition full-dome digital video.

 

Planetarium Location

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

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May 8th Evening Shows

Admission is $4.00 for adults, $3.00 for children and seniors. Admission to any second or third show is $1.00
Credit and Debit cards are accepted. We accept Visa, American Express, Discover, and MasterCard as well as debit cards.

"Back To The Moon For Good" 7:00pm

A full dome presentation

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

“StarWatch” 7:40pm



“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. Runtime:35 minutes.

"Sunstruck" 8:20pm

A full dome presentation

Discover the wonders of our Sun. Its incredible energy has supported life on Earth for millennia, but is now threatening our technology and way of life. Travel to the distant future to discover our Sun’s connection to the universe’s cosmic cycle of life and death in Sunstruck. Recommended for ages 8 and up.

May 16th Afternoon Shows

Admission is $4.00 for adults, $3.00 for children and seniors. Admission to any second or third show is $1.00
Credit and Debit cards are accepted. We accept Visa, American Express, Discover, and MasterCard as well as debit cards.

“Rusty Rocket’s Last Blast” 2:00pm

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. Runtime: 35 minutes.See preview below.

“StarWatch” 2:40 p.m.



“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. Runtime:35 minutes.

"From the Blue Planet to the Red Planet"  3:20pm

A full dome presentation

Journey to the year 2132 and follow a young woman named Carina as she studies geology on a future mars base. Her younger brother, Aidan, is back on earth preparing for an internship on the Lunar Base. Experience living on Earth and Mars from the perspective of these siblings of the future in From the Blue Planet to the Red Planet. See preview above.

 May 16th Evening Shows

Admission is $4.00 for adults, $3.00 for children and seniors. Admission to any second or third show is $1.00
Credit and Debit cards are accepted. We accept Visa, American Express, Discover, and MasterCard as well as debit cards.

"Sunstruck" 8:20pm

A full dome presentation

Discover the wonders of our Sun. Its incredible energy has supported life on Earth for millennia, but is now threatening our technology and way of life. Travel to the distant future to discover our Sun’s connection to the universe’s cosmic cycle of life and death in Sunstruck. Recommended for ages 8 and up.

“StarWatch” 7:40 p.m.



“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. Runtime:35 minutes.

"Two Small Pieces of Glass" 7:00 pm

A full dome presentation

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. See preview below.

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

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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: 949-963-9147