Astronomy as Art
November Show: Moons: Worlds of Mystery – night sky tour and full dome film
Take a journey through our solar system and explore the remarkable diversity — and surprising might — of moons! Learn what these celestial bodies reveal about the history and workings of our solar system.
Tuesday, November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. NO FRIDAY SHOW.
December Show: Season of Light – night sky tour and classic full dome film
Season of Light traces the history and development of many of the world’s most endearing holiday customs, all of which involve lighting up the winter season — from the burning Yule log, sparkling Christmas tree lights, to the lighting of luminarias in the American Southwest and the traditional ritual of the Hanukkah Menorah. The program explores the possible astronomical explanations for a ‘Star over Bethlehem’ in the last quarter of the show: comets, meteors, novae and supernovae, and planetary conjunctions.
Tuesday, December 6, 13, 20, 27 &Friday, December 23.
In the Planetarium Lobby: Interactive computer stations and displays • ViewSpace: Images from Hubble, Spitzer & Chandra telescopes with the latest news about our solar system, updated daily by astronomers at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Maryland. • Lobby is open to the public at no charge before Planetarium Shows. Planetarium shows are recommended for ages 5 – adult.
For more information, please call The Planetarium at 979-265-3376 or The Center’s main office at 979-265-7661
We are located at The Center for Arts & Sciences
400 College Blvd., Clute, TX 77531
Cost for admission: $5 adults and $3 students