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M31 - Andromeda Galaxy

Public Show Schedule

 

Public Planetarium Shows

All programs are approximately an hour in length.

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 recommended. You may arrive to a program without reservations and tickets will be sold on a first come/first serve basis once all reserved parties are served. To reserve tickets, or get more information:

email: planetarium@uwyo.edu

voicemail: 307-766-6506 (Plesase 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 group larger than six we recommend you contact us for a private show.

Our May Schedule:

May 14, 7PM ''Star Formation in Local Galaxies" Special Guest - Jessica Sutter, PhD. How did we get here?  Why does our sky look the way it does?  Where are we going?  These are just some of the big questions extragalactic astronomers are trying to answer!  Galaxies are some of the biggest structures in our Universe, each containing billions of stars.  In order to understand how these incredible structures grow, we can look for ‘newborn’ stars in both nearby and extremely distant galaxies.  Using awesome tools like the Hubble and Herschel Space Telescopes, we have been able to view close galaxies with amazing detail as well as start to image galaxies over 12 billion lightyears away!  With this wealth of information, we have been able to begin to piece together a picture of how galaxies grow and the cataclysmic events that can affect this growth.  In order to build a more precise view of these processes, a new tool for measuring young stars in galaxies near and far is being developed.  With this tool, we will be one step closer to learning the history of the Universe!

May 15, 2PM "SEEING!"  follows a photon’s creation and journey across the galaxy to a young stargazer’s eye. The viewer follows the photon into the girl’s eye, learning the structures of the eye and their functions, prior to taking a ride on the optic nerve.

May 21, 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.

May 22, 2PM"Back to the Moon for Good" The show opens with the first era of space exploration in the late 1960s and early 1970s. We see what that era of landers and orbiters taught us about our nearest neighbor including the discovery of the Moon’s origin, composition, structure and the accessibility of raw materials on its surface.

The Google Lunar XPRIZE is designed to democratize space and create new opportunities for eventual human and robotic presence on the Moon. We see the engineering and innovation steps taken by the internationally distributed teams competing to land a spacecraft on the Moon and vie for additional prizes. We highlight the human spirit of competition and collaboration as teams take on this audacious challenge. Who will win the $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE? The audience is taken through a successful launch, landing and lunar surface travel. The show ends with a stunning glimpse of a plausible scenario for our future on the Moon.

May 25, 7PM "Wyoming Skies" What’s up in the sky around Wyoming: stars, constellations, planets, meteor showers, and more.

May 28, 7PM "The Stellar Graveyard: From White Dwarfs to Supermassive Blackholes" An exploration of the beautiful, bizzare, and potentially dangerous remains of stars across our galaxy and the universe. The innovative techniques to observe them and the mind-blowing physics involved.

May 29, 2PM "IBEX: Search for the Edge of the Solar System" Join scientists who are investigating the boundary between our Solar System and the rest of our galaxy in IBEX: Search for the Edge of the Solar System.Designed for visitors with an appreciation for the challenges of space science and a desire to learn more about science research, the show follows the creation of NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX). Audiences will get an in-depth look at the mission and how IBEX is collecting high-speed atoms to create a map of our Solar System’s boundary.

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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