Fulldome Shows: “Two Small Pieces of Glass” + “Losing the Dark”

March 16, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Learn about light pollution and some simple actions you can take to mitigate it by watching “Losing the Dark” projected on the Planetarium dome.

Then join two students as they meet an astronomer at a local star party in the fulldome show “Two Small Pieces of Glass”. The students learn the history of the telescope from Galileo’s modifications to a child’s spyglass — using two small pieces of glass — to the launch of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and the future of astronomy. Aiming to engage and appeal to audiences of all ages, the show explores the wonder and discovery made by astronomers throughout the last 400 years.

Total Duration: 30 minutes; Target Audience: All Ages.

For more information, see March Friends Weekend: Stargazing 101

Doors open: 7 p.m. Show begins: 7:30 p.m.

Our capacity is 58 seats. We set aside 20 seats to accommodate those who arrive without a reservation, so if the show is sold out you can still try to attend by arriving close to 7 p.m. However, although we will do whatever we can to seat all comers, there is no guarantee of admission without a reservation.