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 October 10, 2014 shows 7-9 pm

Show date is Friday, October 10, 2014 – Chasing the Ghost Particle will be presented at 7:00p.m., StarWatch at 7:40p.m. and Cosmic Castaways will be presented at 8:20 p.m. The 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 Afternoon Shows for Families, Saturday, October 25, 2014. 

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. See shows and times here: New Shows for Families 

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

October shows below

Fulldome Planetarium Show

"South Pole to the Edge of the Universe"

Deep in the ice at the heart of Antarctica, the biggest and strangest detector in the world waits for mysterious messengers from the cosmos. The detector is IceCube! The messengers are neutrinos–ghostly particles that give us tantalizing looks into world of exploding stars and black holes. This show tells the incredible story of how an international team of scientists and engineers transformed one billion tons of Antarctic ice into a telescope. Building IceCube was a titanic endeavor driven by our human passion for discovery. Witness stunning views of the South Pole, captivating animations of the IceCube detectors capturing a neutrino collision–and eye-catching views of the cosmos. a journey you will never forget.

See Preview below

Run time : 31 minutes
Target audience: Families with children 8 and up.

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

Fulldome Planetarium Show

"Cosmic Castaways"

When you look into the sky, the background not-quite-blackness is filled with the diffuse light 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. Sometimes the interactions are nothing more than a cosmic side-swipe; two galaxies cross and both come out a little bit damaged. Sometimes the interactions merge and where once two shiny galaxies orbited now only once bursts with the light of a billion stars. No matter what happens, these events leave stellar orphans.

As the galaxies tear into one another, stars get gravitationally trapped in a tug-a-war between the two systems. Eventually, both galaxies will give up their pulling and let the stars drop. These stars are left abandoned in the space between the galaxies and scattered around the newly formed systems.

Suitable for 10 and older.

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