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

Each month we (usually) have Wyoming Skies constellation talks on even numbered Tuesdays, Dome Club interactive dome time on Thursday 4-7pm, 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)

Purchase tickets online with credit card  |Contact planetarium@uwyo.edu 

6/20 4- 7pm Dome Club (Sandbox Discovery) at the SciDIY Makerspace (BS37) in the basement of Physical Sciences next to the Planetarium. This meet-up will gather weekly from 4PM – 7PM to discuss, work on, develop, practice, learn, explore and hack immersive technologies for AR/VR/XR and Fulldome Development. Learn about the experimental fulldome computer we built for the planetarium and try technologies on it. Use one of our photogrammetry scanning stations to create 3D models you can use in your immersive content or 3D print in our lab. Use one of our development stations or our immersive corner cave to develop, learn or experiment with AR/VR and XR technologies. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to bring their own projects and technologies to test and demo. This activity takes place in SciDIY Makerspace part of the University of Wyoming Innovation Network and in partnership with Vaughan Planetarium. 

6/27 4- 7pm Dome Club at the SciDIY Makerspace (BS37) in the basement of Physical Sciences next to the Planetarium. This meet-up will gather weekly from 4PM – 7PM to discuss, work on, develop, practice, learn, explore and hack immersive technologies for AR/VR/XR and Fulldome Development. Learn about the experimental fulldome computer we built for the planetarium and try technologies on it. Use one of our photogrammetry scanning stations to create 3D models you can use in your immersive content or 3D print in our lab. Use one of our development stations or our immersive corner cave to develop, learn or experiment with AR/VR and XR technologies. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to bring their own projects and technologies to test and demo. This activity takes place in SciDIY Makerspace part of the University of Wyoming Innovation Network and in partnership with Vaughan Planetarium. 

6/28 - 7pm Wyoming Landforms - Discover and explore the wild and diverse landscapes of Wyoming.

6/29 - 2pm Distant Worlds: Alien Life Is a beautiful planetarium film exploring one of the most enduring questions of humankind — are we alone? For millennia our ancestors watched the stars, questioning the origin and nature of what they saw. Still today we ask these questions, knowing that the Universe is a vast place filled with billions and billions of stars and planets — but yet, Earth is the only planet we know for sure to be inhabited.

6/29 - 7pm Liquid Sky: Retro Hits Enjoy a custom playlist of "out-of-this-world" music from top artists in genres of rock, indie, pop, electronic, and more in 5.1 surround as the 4k resolution planetarium sky melts and becomes a canvas of color, patterns, and movement with our cutting-edge music visualization software and live VJ talent.

7/4 - 7/7 Closed for Independence Day

7/12 - 7pm Remote Sensing: Eyes in the Sky NASA defines remote sensing as obtaining information about an object from a distance. From satellites to drones we use our eyes in the sky to help us learn about our planet and how it changes over time. Discover the history and future of this growing area of research and the many ways we are using it around the world and beyond.

7/13 - 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.

7/13 - 7pm Liquid Sky: Dark Side of the Moon Enjoy the classic album from Pink Floyd 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.

7/18 4 - 7pm Dome Club at the SciDIY Makerspace (BS37) in the basement of Physical Sciences next to the Planetarium. This meet-up will gather weekly from 4PM – 7PM to discuss, work on, develop, practice, learn, explore and hack immersive technologies for AR/VR/XR and Fulldome Development. Learn about the experimental fulldome computer we built for the planetarium and try technologies on it. Use one of our photogrammetry scanning stations to create 3D models you can use in your immersive content or 3D print in our lab. Use one of our development stations or our immersive corner cave to develop, learn or experiment with AR/VR and XR technologies. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to bring their own projects and technologies to test and demo. This activity takes place in SciDIY Makerspace part of the University of Wyoming Innovation Network and in partnership with Vaughan Planetarium. 

7/19 - 7pm Meet the Planets - A tour of the sun's planets, moons. Learn the discoveries, exploration, and feats of technology that have probed the solar system.

7/20 - 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 endeavours? Witness their drive, their passion, and their perseverance to explore, in Dawn of the Space Age.

7/20 - 7pm Liquid Sky: Indie Folk Enjoy a custom assortment of hits 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.

7/25 4 - 7pm Dome Club at the SciDIY Makerspace (BS37) in the basement of Physical Sciences next to the Planetarium. This meet-up will gather weekly from 4PM – 7PM to discuss, work on, develop, practice, learn, explore and hack immersive technologies for AR/VR/XR and Fulldome Development. Learn about the experimental fulldome computer we built for the planetarium and try technologies on it. Use one of our photogrammetry scanning stations to create 3D models you can use in your immersive content or 3D print in our lab. Use one of our development stations or our immersive corner cave to develop, learn or experiment with AR/VR and XR technologies. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to bring their own projects and technologies to test and demo. This activity takes place in SciDIY Makerspace part of the University of Wyoming Innovation Network and in partnership with Vaughan Planetarium. 

7/26 - 7pm You Are a Star! - Take a journey through space and time from the big bang 14 billion lightyears to the present day. We will track energy and matter from the first atoms, the stars that forged the elements inside us.

7/27 - 2pm One Sky: Each short film represents the perspective of a different culture or Indigenous society from around the globe. Each film stands alone as a short story or in combination as a longer narrative – organized around themes of "Finding Patterns" and developing tools, or as we say, "To Seek Far." Films: "The Forge of Artemis", "Thunderbird", "Jai Singh’s Dream", "Celestial Canoe", "The Samurai and Stars", "Wayfinders".

7/27 - 7pm Liquid Sky: Metal Enjoy a custom assortment of hits 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.

August Schedule 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

       Please contact UW Planetarium with Ticket Questions: 307-766-6506 | planetarium@uwyo.edu 
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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