WELCOME TO THE YORK LEARNING CENTER PLANETARIUM.

*Formed in 1989, the non-profit York County Astronomical Society aims to promote interest, public
education, and advancement of the science of astronomy. In addition to planetarium shows, the society
presents regular public sky watches and astronomy classes.

 

Featured shows October 8, 2016 York Learning Center Planetarium

This month we are featuring a new children’s program, One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure, and for older family members, the program Back to the Moon For Good.

 

Seating-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.

 

October 8, 2016 Afternoon Shows

, Saturday, October 8, 2016 at: 2:00pm, One World, One Sky at 2:40pm StarWatch, and at 3:20pm Flight Adventures. See: Afternoon shows

October 8, 2016, 2016 Evening Shows

 Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 7:00pm, Back to the Moon For Good, at 7:40pm StarWatch and at 8:20pm Comets & Discovery See: Evening shows

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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October 8, 2016 Afternoon Shows

Admission

Admission is $4.00 for adults, $3.00 for children and seniors. Admission to any second or third show is $1.00
Cash and most credit and debit cards are accepted.

"One World, One Sky" 2:00 p.m.

A Fulldome Planetarium Show

Fulldome" designed to envelop the audience 180 degrees when projected on planetarium dome.

In One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure! Elmo and Big Bird live in the United States and Hu Hu Zhu lives far away in China, but they discovered that they still see the same stars at night! The word for star in Chinese is “xing xing” (pronounced sing sing). How many “xing xing” do you see in this sky? When Elmo and Hu Hu Zhu "travel" to the moon, they discover some basic but surprising scientific facts. For example, they can't fly a kite there because there is no wind. The fuzzy friends then excitedly realize that children like to fly kites in both China and the United States! Age Range 3 - 7 years. Runtime 25 minutes. Watch preview below.

“StarWatch Live” 2:40 p.m.



“StarWatch Live” Become a star watcher by exploring the current month's night sky in the planetarium, locate visible planets and constellations, and enjoy some sky lore. This live presentation is for the whole family, presented by the York Learning Center Planetarium director, uses the star projector to its fullest capabilities. Receive a star map and get a tour of tonight’s sky. Runtime:35 minutes.

“Flight Adventures” 3:20pm

A Fulldome Planetarium Show

Fulldome" designed to envelop the audience 180 degrees when projected on planetarium dome.

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. Show length: 30 minutes. Target audience: Families with children 8 and up.

Watch preview: Flight Adventures

 

October 8, 2016 Evening Shows

Admission

Admission is $4.00 for adults, $3.00 for children and seniors. Admission to any second or third show is $1.00
Cash and most credit and debit cards are accepted.

"Back to the Moon For Good"  at 7:00 p.m.

A Fulldome Planetarium Show

Fulldome" designed to envelop the audience 180 degrees when projected on planetarium dome.

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. Runtime: 25 minutes. See preview below.

 

“StarWatch Live” 7:40 p.m.



“StarWatch Live” Become a star watcher by exploring the current month's night sky in the planetarium, locate visible planets and constellations, and enjoy some sky lore. This live presentation for the whole family, presented by the York Learning Center Planetarium director, uses the star projector to its fullest capabilities. Receive a star map and get a tour of tonight’s sky. Runtime:35 minutes.

"Comets & Discovery" 8:20 p.m.

A fulldome presentation

Fulldome" designed to envelop the audience 180 degrees when projected on planetarium dome.

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. *Formed in 1989, the non-profit York County Astronomical Society aims to promote interest, public education, and advancement of the science of astronomy. In addition to planetarium shows, the society presents regular public sky watches and astronomy classes.

 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