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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
February 18, 2015
No shows (Reading Week)
March 4, 2015
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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March 11, 2015
Ancient Astronomy
The night sky is likely the only sight an ancient human would recognize in today's world. The stars and sights we see today are the same as those seen by our most distant ancestors. Hear the legends of the constellations, learn to navigate by the stars, and see how human cultures have used and continue to use astronomy to prosper. Come and join us at the planetarium to connect with our ancestors and see the cosmos as they did.
Show Times: 7:00pm, 8:15pm
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March 16, 2015
March Break Special (1 of 5): 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: 2:30pm
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March 17, 2015
March Break Special (2 of 5): Moons of the Solar System
Our Solar System is home to eight planets, a diverse family of worlds. While many are familiar with the incredible sights of these planets, fewer know that there is even more variety among these planets' 173 moons. In this show, we will take you through a tour of some of the more spectacular moons of the Solar System, from icy Europa, to volcanic Io. Along the way, we will learn about how planets and moons form when a solar system begins to coalesce. We will also learn about the incredible story of how our own Moon formed.
Show Times: 11:30am
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March 18, 2015
March Break Special (3 of 5): 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: 2:30pm
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March 18, 2015
Themed Astronomy for Kids Show: Explosions
Join us at the planetarium for a show especially geared towards a younger audience (around 8-15years old) and their family members. These themed shows will explore other topics beyond those covered in the "Introductory Astronomy for Kids" shows.
Show Times: 5:45pm, 7:00pm
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March 19, 2015
March Break Special (4 of 5): 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: 11:30am
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March 20, 2015
March Break Special (5 of 5): Voyage Through the Solar system
This show will take you to the edge of our Solar System and back! We will travel around the Sun and go back in time to the formation of our space-neighborhood and follow its evolution to present day. Expect to be taken to the hills of Mars, the icy rings of Saturn, Jupiter's volcanic moon and more. Come learn about our place in Solar System and the Sun's place among the stars!
Show Times: 2:30pm
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March 25, 2015
Cosmic Footprints
Since the launch of the Sputnik space probe in 1957, nothing has captured our imaginations like the exploration of the Universe we live in. Along with the hundreds of satellites sent to orbit the Earth, numerous probes have been sent to planets and other objects in the Solar System and beyond. Join us as we take a look back at the history of space exploration, the alien worlds it has shed light on and what we have learned as of today, as well as a look ahead to future missions in this 21st century.
Show Times: 7:00pm, 8:15pm
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