The Friends of the Planetarium organizes and hosts public programs for one weekend each month. We've chosen themes for each month, and all the activities or presentations for a given weekend will be related in some way to the chosen theme. The Friends of the Planetarium will use donations from the community to purchase digital full-dome programming to complement the library being developed by Arlington Public Schools.
In celebration of Comet ISON and the inauguration of our 2013-2014 season, the theme for September is Comets are Coming!
Comet ISON is already visible with a medium-sized telescope, and there is a good chance that it will become the “comet of the century” as it grazes the sun in late November.
Finally, keep a lookout for Comet 2P/Encke, which will be visible through medium telescopes in October.