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M31 - Andromeda Galaxy

Public Show Schedule

Public Planetarium Shows

All programs are approximately an hour in length. Doors open ~15 minutes ahead of the show time. Seating is first-come first serve outside of designated ADA/wheelchair seating 

Tickets are $5 for the general public, $3 for UW students/staff/faculty, veterans, first responders, or children. Seating is free for children under 5. Reservations or pre-purchase is not required, walk-ins are welcome. You can purchase tickets online with credit card, reserve tickets over email or voicemail, or walk-in and purchase tickets at the start of the show.

Purchase tickets online with credit card.

You may need to disable your ad-blocker and/or enable pop-ups to complete your online ticket purchase. Online ticket sales close at 4:00PM day-of for Tuesday shows. Friday and Saturday shows close online sales at 4:00PM Friday. If online sales are closed you'll need to arrive and pay in-person.

To reserve tickets or get more information contact us via email or voicemail Monday - Friday 8:00AM - 4:00PM 

email: planetarium@uwyo.edu

voicemail: 307-766-6506 (Please leave a voice message and it will forward to email, we will return your call ASAP. If you don't leave a voicemail we won't be able to return your call as quickly.)

If you have a large group or are unable to attend our public shows don't hesitate to contact us for a private show.

Show Descriptions

July 30, 7PM "Mars" The red planet is host to many questions, did it used to be like Earth? Did it once harbor life? Could it still support life today? And is it a future home for humans. Landers, rovers, probes, and satellites have returned data to us for decades, and we have more clues everyday.

July 31, 2PM "Two Small Pieces of Glass" show follows two students as they interact with a female astronomer at a local star party. Along the way, the students learn the history of the telescope from Galileo’s modifications to a child’s spyglass — using two small pieces of glass — to the launch of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and the future of astronomy. Aiming to engage and appeal to audiences of all ages, the show explores the wonder and discovery made by astronomers throughout the last 400 years.

August 7, 2PM "From Earth to the Universe" This stunning, 30-minute voyage through space and time conveys, through sparkling sights and sounds, the Universe revealed to us by science. Viewers can revel in the splendour of the worlds in the Solar System and our scorching Sun. From Earth to the Universe takes the audience out to the colorful birthplaces and burial grounds of stars, and still further out beyond the Milky Way to the unimaginable immensity of a myriad galaxies. Along the way, the audience will learn about the history of astronomy, the invention of the telescope, and today’s giant telescopes that allow us to probe ever deeper into the Universe.

August 13, 7PM "Wyoming Skies - Perseid Special" What’s up in the sky around Wyoming: stars, constellations, planets, meteor showers, and more. Focus on Perseid shower (peak August 11 - 13) and its parent comet.

August 14, 2PM "Hot and Energetic Universe" High Energy Astrophysics plays a key role in understanding the universe. These radiations reveal the processes in the hot and violent Universe. This science also probes hot gas in clusters of galaxies, which are the most massive objects in the Universe. It also probes hot gas accreting around supermassive black holes in the centers of galaxies. Finally, high energy radiation provides important information about our own Galaxy, neutron stars, supernova remnants and stars like our Sun which emit copious amounts of high energy radiation.

August 20, 7PM "Exploration of Jupiter" As the most massive object besides the Sun in the solar system, Jupiter is a nesscessary drive by for every mission to the outer solar system. Since Galileo first recorded the moons of this planet centuries ago, we've since discovered that each is as varied and interesting as the planets from one another. We'll see the historic data from Jupiter, the latests from the Juno Mission, and the plans for future probes like the Europa Clipper.

August 21, 2PM "Mayan Archaeoastronomy: Observers of the Universe" In a feast of colours and sounds, Mayan Archaeoastronomy: Observers of the Universe makes a tour of 6 Mayan temples: San Gervasio, Chichen Itzá, Uxmal, Edzná, Palenque and Bonampak where the spectator dives into a Mayan world of knowledge about the importance of the orientations of its temples in relation to the movement of some stars like the Sun, the Moon and Venus.

August 24, 7PM "Wyoming Skies" What’s up in the sky around Wyoming: stars, constellations, planets, meteor showers, and more.

August 27, 7PM "Pluto and the Kuiper Belt" August 24 is the date that Pluto was reclassified to a minor planet. Learn why Pluto was demoted, and observe the wonderful data and discoveries of the New Horizons mission to the farest reaches of our solar system. What other icy worlds lie beyond Neptune?

August 28, 2PM "The Sun: Our Living Star" Discover the secrets of our star in this planetarium show and experience never-before-seen images of the Sun’s violent surface in immersive fulldome format. Our team has worked with some of the most talented planetarium producers to bring you this visually striking planetarium show about the most important star in our lives.

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.


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UW Planetarium

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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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