Planetarium News

Celebrating the James Webb Space Telescope:  March 25, 4-8pm



On March 25, we will be hosting a free public event in celebration of the recently launched James Webb Space Telescope. 

The event will run from 4-8pm in an open house style format.  There will be hands-on activities for all ages and planetarium shows running throughout the evening.  All activities will be taking place in the Schmucker and Merion Science Centers.

Planetarium Show Schedule

4-4:30pm - Astronaut

4:30-5pm - Birth of Planet Earth

5pm-5:30pm - Asteroid: Mission Extreme

5:30-6pm - Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity

6-7pm - Launching JWST: Seeing the First Stars and Galaxies *

7-8pm - Launching JWST: Seeing the First Stars and Galaxies *

* Indicates a live presentation.  All others are pre-recorded movies.


Free tickets for the planetarium shows will be given out at the entrance to the Mather Planetarium on a first-come first-served basis, starting at 4pm.  Each adult may claim up to 6 tickets.  Seating for each show is limited to 65.  Descriptions of the movie shows can be found here .

Visitors may park free of charge after 4pm in any campus lot marked for commuters.  Please see our webpage with parking recommendations.  Meters must be paid until midnight.

For any questions about the event, please contact the Planetarium Director,

Dr. Karen Schwarz

. We hope you can drop in and spend some time with us!

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