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Public Show Schedule

Public Planetarium Shows

All programs are approximately an hour in length.

Our schedule for April is the following:

April 13, 7PM “Wyoming Skies” What’s up in the sky around Wyoming: stars, constellations, planets, meteor showers, and more.

April 16, 7PM “Asteroids, Meteors, and Comets” A live presentation illuminating the dazzling displays in the sky to mass extinctions, what is the small stuff in the solar system, and what are scientists doing about it?

April 16, 8PM "Free Observing Night with SPS" Weather permitting we'll be up on the roof of the Physical Sciences building using the STAR observatory, and it's free!

April 17, 2PMMexican Archaeoastronomy” This planetarium film shows how the Mexicans used the calendrical and astronomical knowledge of previous cultures to found the capital of their empire, Tenochtitlan. Vibrant colours, shapes and sounds transport the viewer to a culture that, to this day, still lives on in the hearts of the Mexican people.

April 22, 7PM "Earth Day" Our beautiful planet is the only known to support life, it's changed greatly over it's long life, but what does the future hold for our precious home world? Enjoy dazzling, full-dome images of Earth from land and space. Free program!

April 23, 7PM “Search for Life” A live presentation tour of Mars, Europa, Enceladus, extra-solar planets and more places that could harbor life, and how scientists are searching for them. 

April 24, 2PM “Sunstruck!” This fulldome planetarium film highlights heliophysics missions including SOHO, IRIS, and SDO reveal the sun, parts/layers, space weather, and its impact on Earth. 

April 27, 7PM “Wyoming Skies” What’s up in the sky around Wyoming: stars, constellations, planets, meteor showers, and more.

April 30, 7PM “Fate of the Universe” A live presentation on cosmology, asking the questions, of how the universe formed, how it is changing, what future it may have, and what is the true nature of our reality?

May 1, 2PM “Dawn of the Space Age” From the launch of the first artificial satellite Sputnik, to the magnificent lunar landings and privately operated space flights .Be immersed and overwhelmed with this most accurate historic reconstruction of Man’s first steps into space. Who were these Men and Women that took part in these death defying endeavors? Witness their drive, their passion, and their perseverance to explore, in Dawn of the Space Age.

Tickets are $5 for the general public, $3 for students or those under 18. We take cash or check payment when you arrive for your program.

If a show listed above is not marked "Sold Out' seating should be available. Seating is limited so reservations are reccommended. You may arrive to a program without reservations and tickets will be sold on a first come/first serve basis once all reserveded parties are served. To reserve tickets, or get more information:

email: planetarium@uwyo.edu

voicemail: 307-766-6506

If you have a group larger than six we recommend you contact us for a private show.

Free Online Planetarium Shows

To Space and Back 

Back to the Moon for Good 

Dark Matter Mystery 

Distant Worlds - Alien Life? (German Audio)

Europe to the Stars 

From Earth to the Universe 

Hot and Energetic Universe 

Max Goes to the Moon 

Out There: The Quest for Extrasolar Worlds 

Phantom of the Universe 

Sunstruck 

The Sun, Our Living Star 

Two Small Piece of Glass - The Amazing Telescope

Complete Planetarium Film List

Due to license restrictions not all of our films are available online. Please check our Planetarium Film List to learn about other films only available in our theater.

Triple Conjunction of Jupiter, Saturn, and Mercury

triple conjunction of Jupiter, Saturn and Mercury as seen from Mauna Kea Observatory, Hawaii.


Contact Us

UW Planetarium

1000 E University Ave

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-6506

Email: planetarium@uwyo.edu

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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