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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
November 23, 2022
Behind the Lens: Women's Contribution to Astronomy
Often times in the history of science, women's contributions can go unnoticed or underappreciated. Taking time to shine a spotlight on what we have learned about our Universe thanks to some incredible women can give us a more complete understanding of who is behind the telescope. Join us in discussing astronomers such as Vera Rubin, Henrietta Swan Leavitt, Jocelyn Bell Burnell, among many others, exploring the history of astronomy, and learning about our Universe through each of their discoveries. 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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November 30, 2022
Oh my goodness! What happened to the Sun?
After your darkest hour, the Sun will shine again... Every so often, in the middle of the day when the Sun is bright and the air is warm, a dark shadow passes over Earth, the temperature drops, stars and planets become visible, and the Sun appears to disappear. The event? A total solar eclipse. In this show, we will discover what happens during solar and lunar eclipses, observe planetary transits, and discuss the astronomical explanation for the question: "What happened to the Sun?" 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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December 7, 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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