M31 - Andromeda Galaxy
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Physics and Astronomy
1000 E. University Ave. | Dept. 3905
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307) 766-6150
Fax: (307) 766-2652
Email: physics@uwyo.edu

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Planetarium Show Times and Descriptions

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3/1 (Closed for Private Event)

3/2 2pm Two Small  Pieces of Glass Produced to engage and appeal to audiences of all ages. The film traces the history of the telescope from Galileo's modifications to a child's spyglass — using two small pieces of glass — to the launch of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and the future of astronomy. It explores the wonder and discovery made by astronomers throughout the last 400 years.

3/2 7pm Liquid Sky: Taylor Swift A custom playlist across all the eras of Taylor Swift as the planetarium sky melts and becomes a canvas of color, patterns, and movement with our cutting-edge music visualization software and live VJ talent.

3/8 7pm Astronomical Women - Follow the history and discoveries of the great female astronomers, scientists, and engineers from Hypatia, Annie Cannon, to Vera Rubin, all the way to today!

3/9 - 3/17 Closed for UW Spring Break, no public shows

3/22 7pm Parker Solar Probe - On a mission to “touch the Sun,” NASA's Parker Solar Probe became the first spacecraft to fly through the corona – the Sun’s upper atmosphere – in 2021. With every orbit bringing it closer, the probe faces brutal heat and radiation to provide humanity with unprecedented observations, visiting the only star we can study up close.

3/23 2pm The Sun: Our Living Star Don’t be fooled by the terminology; although it is a typical dwarf star, the Sun consumes 600 million tons of hydrogen each second and is 500 times as massive as all the planets combined. 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.

3/23 7pm Live Jazz: The Andy Wheelock Trio Join us for a special live preformance of jazz at the planetarium from Laramie's own Andy Wheelock Trio. We'll drift through space, dazzle you with color and light, as our musicians delight your ears and excite your soul.

3/25 7pm Wyoming Skies  Special Lunar Eclipse show - what’s up in the sky around Wyoming: stars, constellations, planets, meteor showers, and more.

3/25 8pm Observing Night - Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Weather permitting we'll be stake out to enjoy a penumbral lunar eclipse and to otherwise stargaze on the roof of the Phyiscal Sciences Building

3/29 7pm Apollo to Artemis - See the history of lunar exploration and learn about the newest efforts to get humanity back to the moon. With Artemis missions, NASA will land the first woman and first person of color on the Moon, using innovative technologies to explore more of the lunar surface than ever before. We will collaborate with commercial and international partners and establish the first long-term presence on the Moon. Then, we will use what we learn on and around the Moon to take the next giant leap: sending the first astronauts to Mars.

3/30 2pm Max Goes to the Moon Max (the dog) and a young girl named Tori take the first trip to the Moon since the Apollo era. Along the way, the story sets the stage for the more sophisticated science of the “Big Kid Box” sidebars, which cover topics including “Phases of the Moon,” “Wings in Space?,” and “Frisbees and Curve Balls on the Moon” — all thoughtfully explained so that grownups and children can learn together about science. Toward the end, Max and Tori’s trip proves so inspiring to people back on Earth that all the nations of the world come together to build a great Moon colony from which “the beautiful views of Earth from the Moon made everyone realize that we all share a small and precious planet.”

3/30 7pm Cowboy Soundbox ft. artists TBA Live immersive and experimental fulldome visual and audio performances. Tickets $3.

Each month we have Wyoming Skies constellation talks on even numbered Tuesdays, live science talks on Friday 7PM, educational films at 2PM on Saturdays, and music shows at 7PM on Saturdays. Check back here for next months shows! (We close for campus/federal holidays)

4/2 7pm Wyoming Skies  Special eclipse preparation! What’s up in the sky around Wyoming: stars, constellations, planets, meteor showers, and more.

4/5 7pm Great American Eclipse of 2017 - Relive and celebrate the eclipse of 2017 that passed through Wyoming. We'll be sharing full-dome images of the eclipse captured from the ground and air, and explore the science of eclipses.

4/8 12:30 - 3:30pm Solar Eclipse Observing at Prexy's Pasture For those not traveling to see a total eclipse in the south part of the continent - weather permitting - we'll get a partial eclipse for the afternoon here in Laramie. Bring camp chairs and blankets and we'll have eclipse glasses and solar telescopes for observing.

4/12 7pm 5000 Eyes: Mapping the Universe with DESI w/ live Presentation from Claire Lamman Graduate Researcher at Harvard! The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) is creating the most detailed map of our nearby universe. Installed on the Mayall telescope on Kitt Peak in Southern Arizona, DESI's 5000 independently operated robots can measure the light from thousands of galaxies at once. Join us as we explore the science, instrument, and people behind this global endeavor.

Remainder of April shows TBA.

Public Show and Tickets Information

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 and all online sales.

Tickets $3 for UW students/staff/faculty, veterans, first responders, or children ONLY when purchased with cash in person.

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.

Use the address associated with the billing of your card to make the reservation. Online ticket sales can occur upto the show time but be prepared to show your email receipt.

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.

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

*Saturday Evening Liquid Sky music programs may occasionally contain explicit language, please use your discretion when bringing children to music shows. The holiday music playlists are family friendly.  CAUTION: Music shows contain visuals that may not be safe for those with photosensitive epilepsy or other conditions triggered by light.

Observatory Nights

Next Public Observing: TBD

 

Triple Conjunction of Jupiter, Saturn, and Mercury

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

 

Contact Us

Physics and Astronomy
1000 E. University Ave. | Dept. 3905
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307) 766-6150
Fax: (307) 766-2652
Email: physics@uwyo.edu

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