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Current Schedule

Reserve your tickets and manage your reservations here. Tickets may be available at the door, but this is not guaranteed. If a show is sold out you can choose to be added to the waiting list, and you will be notified if seats become available. Please note that if you are late, your reserved tickets may be given away to those without reservations.

Date Show Description
September 28, 2022
The Sounds of Silence: The Expansion of Music through the Focal Point of Space
Everybody has the ability to interpret the awe of the night sky in their own way. For many of us, the vastness of space is best explained through music. We embark on a musical journey through the celestial objects to understand how they have inspired musical artists on Earth. From planets to galaxies and classical to funk, we consider all aspects of the vastness of space and music to understand how we as humans interpret the beauty of the night sky. A reminder that masks must be worn for the duration of the show by all visitors to the Planetarium.
Show Times: 7:00pm, 8:15pm
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October 5, 2022
Introductory Astronomy for Kids - Solar System
Join us at the planetarium for a show especially geared towards a younger audience (around 8-15 years old) and their family members. We'll first take you on a tour around the night skies seen from Hamilton, and then focus on the many fascinating bodies within our Solar System. Along the way we will visit all of the planets, some of the most interesting moons, and even more if time permits! We strongly encourage visitors to the Planetarium to wear masks for the duration of the show as the space is small and enclosed.
Show Times: 5:45pm, 7:00pm
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October 12, 2022
Planetarium show: Lost at Sea
We're lost. Audience members set off on a treacherous ocean voyage and were blown way off course. Their only way home: the stars. In this interactive session, we will teach you how to navigate with only the night sky. We will start with a brief tour of the night sky and how it works. Once oriented, we will try to determine our location and time, and then hopefully... find our way home. We strongly encourage visitors to the Planetarium to wear masks for the duration of the show as the space is small and enclosed.
Show Times: 7:00pm, 8:15pm
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October 19, 2022
From Human Computers to Supercomputers: Astronomy in the 20th Century
With the development of new telescopes that could see beyond visible light and the invention of computers to analyze cosmic data, the field of astronomy grew exponentially in the 1900's. The Milky Way was found to be only one galaxy that existed in several billion; the Universe was found to be expanding; mysterious dark matter was proposed; and new planets were discovered to be orbiting distant stars. In this Planetarium show, we will travel back in time to investigate these topics and more as we explore the major astronomical discoveries of the 20th century. We strongly encourage visitors to the Planetarium to wear masks for the duration of the show as the space is small and enclosed.
Show Times: 7:00pm, 8:15pm
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October 26, 2022
A Voyage with Voyager
It is 1977 and you are the newly built NASA probe, Voyager 1. You prepare for your long journey through our Solar System and beyond, to places in the Universe no human-made object has ever been. You pack your bag with some messages and music from humanity, stored on a golden record, to present to any new friends you may meet on the way. Join us in the Planetarium to experience the sights and sounds of an absolutely out-of-this-world road trip! We strongly encourage visitors to the Planetarium to wear masks for the duration of the show as the space is small and enclosed.
Show Times: 7:00pm, 8:15pm
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