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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 26, 2014
Lumos! Astronomy for Muggles
Imagine climbing to the top of the Astronomy Tower with your telescope in hand and peering through it out to the night sky. Perhaps you would observe the 'dog' star, Sirius, the massive constellation, Draco, or the Andromeda Galaxy. Author J.K. Rowling took much inspiration from celestial objects when naming many of the characters in the beloved Harry Potter series. Join us as we explore the night sky, learning the myths and legends of these astronomical objects.
Show Times: 7:00pm, 8:15pm
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December 3, 2014
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 Times: 5:45pm, 7:00pm
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December 10, 2014
Festive Skies
The festive season looms as the nights draw in and we get closer to the winter solstice. Join us in the planetarium or a show to learn about the season's skies - both past and present. Discover why we have seasons and why we see different constellations at different times of the year, and then explore one of the greatest astronomical mysteries: the Star of Bethlehem.
Show Times: 7:00pm, 8:15pm
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December 17, 2014
Festive Skies
The festive season looms as the nights draw in and we get closer to the winter solstice. Join us in the planetarium or a show to learn about the season's skies - both past and present. Discover why we have seasons and why we see different constellations at different times of the year, and then explore one of the greatest astronomical mysteries: the Star of Bethlehem.
Show Times: 7:00pm, 8:15pm
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