W.J. McCallion Planetarium


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Banner and navigation constellation images from the open source planetarium software, Stellarium:


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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.

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December 7, 2016
Introductory Astronomy for Kids
Join us at the planetarium for a show especially geared towards a younger audience (around 8-15years old) and their family members. We'll first take you on a tour around the night skies seen from Hamilton, and then on to the planets in our Solar System. Along the way, other fascinating objects inside and outside of our own Galaxy will also be shown if time and interest permit.
Show Time: 5:45pm, 7:00pm
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December 14, 2016
Navigational Astronomy
Connect to your ancestors by learning how to navigate by the Moon, planets and stars! Long ago before technologies like the global positioning system (or even a compass!) people would reference astronomical configurations and positioning in order to navigate. Before the advent of calendars (a construction credited to astronomy!) people would use stellar positions in order to indicate meeting times. Come to the planetarium to learn how to find your position and bearings anywhere on Earth by the stars whether you are deep in a forest, on a mountaintop or even on the high seas!
Show Times: 7:00pm, 8:15pm
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