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    Friday, September 20th

    6:30-7:30 p.m.  (Target Audience 9 & Up) 

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    Celestial Highlights & Apollo 11 When Man First Walked on the Moon

         On July 20th, 1969 humans made their first steps onto the Moon.  This show, produced by the Jenk’s Planetarium, will walk through the events leading up to that historic day and what happened once we were on the Moon.  Although it is only ‘one small step into understanding’ the implications of this historic event, it will be ‘one giant leap’ for your entertainment.  

     

    8:00-9:00 p.m. (Target Audience 12 & Up) 

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    Celestial Highlights & Forward to the Moon

         After this summer’s 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission landing on the Moon you may be wondering; “Why haven’t we gone back?” Join planetarium director Adam Chantry as he discusses how we choose to go to the moon and NASA’s future plans for returning.  After being revived in July of 2017, the National Space Council had its first meeting in October 2017 and worked on what would become White House Space Policy Directive 1.

    This directive calls for "... an innovative and sustainable program of exploration with commercial and international partners to enable human expansion across the solar system and to bring back to Earth new knowledge and opportunities.”

     

    Friday, October 18th

    6:30-7:30 p.m. (Target Audience 5 & Up)

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    Celestial Highlights & Moon Witch Halloween Show - Come in Costume!!

        This traditional style (stop animation) Planetarium classic follows Billy and Diana out on Halloween night. The moon and some of its illusions come into question as the children partake in “trick or treating” for the evening. Discussed are lunar features, how the moon appears to change phase and a myriad of information about Earth’s only natural satellite.  This show is seen by all of our 2nd Graders on their day-time field trips and has been entertaining Methacton Families for many years! 

     

    8:00-9:00 p.m. (Target Audience 5 & Up)

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    Celestial Highlights & Moon Witch Halloween Show - Come in Costume!!

     
    October 25th-November 2nd

    Laser Shows Return to the Planetarium!!!!

     Laser Light Shows sponsored by Community Education and Methacton Home and School.  See Planetarium Website for Show Listings: https://www.methacton.org/laser 

     

    Friday, November 15th

    6:30-7:30 p.m. (Target Audience 5 & Up)

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    Celestial Highlights & Moons: World of Mystery  (New, New, New) 

    Moons: Worlds of Mystery immerses you in the amazing diversity of moons and tells the story of their important role in shaping our solar system. Follow in the footsteps of astronauts to our Moon, and then venture beyond to unfamiliar and exotic worlds: the outer planets and their moons. We’ll return home with new-found wonder about the dynamic and intricate solar system in which we all live

     

    8:00-9:00 p.m. (Target Audience 5 & Up)

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    Celestial Highlights & Galileo’s View of the Universe

    Although Galileo did not invent the telescope, he was the first to point it to the sky and make detailed observations.  Galileo, along with his new tool, helped to unravel some of the fundamental understanding we have of our universe. Planetarium director Adam Chantry help to show you what Galileo saw through his telescope and how that helped him to see the universe in new ways.  

     

    Thursday, December 19th 

    5:30-6:30 p.m. (Target Audience 5 & Up)

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    Celestial Highlights & Seasons Of Light Holiday Special

        Did you ever wonder where certain holiday traditions come from? Why do we light up our homes? What is the significance of the Christmas tree, the holiday candle, what is a Menorah and why do we light candles night by night? Why do people kiss under the Mistletoe? Why do so many celebrations from cultures around the world take place on the shortest days of the year?

     

    7:00-8:00 p.m. (Target Audience 5 & Up)

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    Celestial Highlights & Seasons Of Light Holiday Special

     

    Friday, December 20th 

    ***Special Performances of Holiday Music by Arcola Music Department***

    6:30-7:30 p.m. (Target Audience 5 & Up)

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    Celestial Highlights & Seasons Of Light Holiday Special

        Did you ever wonder where certain holiday traditions come from? Why do we light up our homes? What is the significance of the Christmas tree, the holiday candle, what is a Menorah and why do we light candles night by night? Why do people kiss under the Mistletoe? Why do so many celebrations from cultures around the world take place on the shortest days of the year?

     

    8:00-9:00 p.m. (Target Audience 5 & Up)

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    Celestial Highlights & Seasons Of Light Holiday Special

     

    Friday, January 17th

    6:30 - 7:30 p.m. (Target Audience 9 & Up)

     

    Celestial Highlights & Faster Than Light

         This full dome movie explores the longstanding quest to develop spacecraft with enough power and speed to reach the stars. The film asks: What will it take to reach a newly discovered planet circling our Sun’s nearest neighbour, Proxima Centauri? Based on real science and engineering, “Faster Than Light” takes audiences on a thrilling journey into the future, aboard laser-driven space sails, antimatter engines, and even warp drive – right out of science fiction.

     
    8:00-9:00 p.m. (Target Audience 12 & Up)

    Celestial Highlights & NASA Mission Updates

         Although NASA has not sent humans beyond Low Earth Orbit since the Apollo Missions ended in 1972 they have been busy out in our solar system and beyond.  Planetarium director Adam Chantry will take you on a tour of our solar system to visit all of the missions recently and currently exploring. Learn about where these mission have taken us, what we have seen, and what we have learned from this deep space exploration.  

     

    Friday, February 21st

    6:30-7:30 p.m. (Target Audience 5 & Up)

     

    Celestial Highlights & Follow The Drinking Gourd

         In recognition of Black History Month, we follow a slave family in their journey to freedom. Slave children practiced a secret song that included directions for the Underground Railroad. Journey with us as we follow their trail to the Drinking Gourd. Included with this presentation is a night sky orientation of northern circumpolar stars.

    8:00-9:00 p.m. (Target Audience 12 & Up)

    Celestial Highlights & The Funny Thing About The Sky - Valentines Day Special  -

         Love is in the air...or at least in the stars. There is no better way to spend time with your valentine than looking up at the stars and laughing.  Join planetarium director Adam Chantry and professional comedian Chip Chantry as they team up for this unique show. Take a tour of the night sky, learn a few things, and have some laughs.  

    Friday, March 20th

    6:30-7:30 p.m. (Target Audience 5 & Up)

    Celestial Highlights & Solar System Tour

         Venture through the nearest reaches of space as we take a trip to explore our solar system.  Fly through the objects that travel around our sun and learn what ancient peoples thought about these worlds and what modern science is just learning.  Visit the 8 main planets, some of the smaller dwarf planets, and some moons that could harbor alien life.  

    8:00-9:00 p.m. (Target Audience 10 & Up)

    Gustav Holst: The Planets

         Compare the scientific properties and the mythological aspects of the planets. View them through the eyes of our ancestors as we learn the basic mythology of the starry wanderers and compare that to the physical reality we know of today. Learn how Gustav Holst communicated the mythological aspects and visual look of each planet through his musical score The Planets.

    Friday, April 17th

    6:30-7:30 p.m. (Target Audience 5 & Up)

    Celestial Highlights & Molecularium

         A planetarium full-dome digital presentation targeted for younger audiences and families.  The Molecularium is an amazing ship that can speed up or slow down time, as well as change sizes to observe the universe at the atomic level.  Join Oxy, Hydro, and Hydra for this animated adventure through time and space.

    8:00-9:00 p.m. (Target Audience 5 & Up)

    Celestial Highlights & We Are Stars - Great for future astronomers

         What are we made of? Where did it all come from? Explore the secrets of our cosmic chemistry, and our explosive origins with this brilliantly animated full dome movie. Concepts that will be interesting to older students and parents presented in a format that will be enjoyable for all ages.  Connect life on Earth to the evolution of the Universe by following the formation of Hydrogen atoms to the synthesis of Carbon, and the molecules for life. We Are Stars presents humanity’s current understanding of where everything, including us, came from.  

    **Saturday, April 18th** - 

    Annual Community Star Party  - Tentative 

    Friday, May15th

    6:30-7:30 p.m. (Target Audience 8 & Up)

    Celestial Highlights & Dynamic Earth

         This full-dome show explores the inner workings of Earth’s great life support system: the global climate. With visualizations based on satellite monitoring data and advanced supercomputer simulations, this cutting edge production follows a trail of energy that flows from the Sun into the interlocking systems that shape our climate: the atmosphere, oceans, and the biosphere. Audiences will ride along on swirling ocean and wind currents, dive into the heart of a monster hurricane, come face-to-face with sharks and gigantic whales, and fly into roiling volcanoes.

    8:00 - 9:00 p.m. (Target Audience 8 & Up)

    Celestial Highlights & Moons: World of Mystery  (New, New, New) 

         Moons: Worlds of Mystery immerses you in the amazing diversity of moons and tells the story of their important role in shaping our solar system. Follow in the footsteps of astronauts to our Moon, and then venture beyond to unfamiliar and exotic worlds: the outer planets and their moons. We’ll return home with new-found wonder about the dynamic and intricate solar system in which we all live


    Friday, June 19th 

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