Scholastic Bowl, Cosmic Mashups to headline BASF Planetarium’s February lineup

BASF Planetarium has some exciting programs planned for February, including everybody’s favorite trivia competition, Scholastic Bowl on Thursday, February 22 at 7:00 PM in the Dow Arena Theater. Registration is open now and sponsorship opportunities are also available. Get more info. & register/sponsor here.


In addition, the How to Use Your Telescope Workshop is slated for Saturday, February 17 from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. The workshop is free, but space is limited to 6 people/parties so RSVP soon! Planetarium volunteers will work with attendees to learn to set up their telescopes, basic operations and a few tips and tricks. REGISTER NOW!


The Astronomy Club is back and open to all ages of astronomy lovers! Meetings will take place at 2:00 PM on the second Saturday of each month. The group will meet in February on the 10th. Please join us!


Planetarium Shows


A brand new planetarium show, Cosmic Mashups, will be shown at 7:00 PM every Tuesday (2/6, 13, 20 & 27) and the 4th Friday (2/23). Learn about galaxies, the super massive black holes hiding in the center of these galaxies and the gravity that holds it all together in this fulldome show.


The planetarium is open from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM on Friday afternoons, with a show slated for 1:00 PM. This month’s offerings include:

  • 2/2 – Artemis: Forward to the Moon
  • 2/9 – The Dark Matter Mystery
  • 2/16 – Moons: Worlds of Mystery
  • 2/23 – To Worlds Beyond: Journey Through the Solar System


It’s time for family fun on Saturdays, as Star & Space Story Time kicks off at 12:30 PM with a different children’s book each week. Then at 1:00 PM, see the following shows:

  • 2/3 – Max Goes to the Moon
  • 2/10 – Earth, Moon & Sun
  • 2/17 – Accidental Astronauts
  • 2/24 – Perfect Little Planet


Story Time is FREE, but an RSVP is requested. Tickets to planetarium shows are FREE to members; non-member tickets are $5 per person. See BASF Planetarium’s upcoming events, RSVP and get tickets on the season schedule page.


Stay tuned for more information on the Spring Astronomy Night on March 16!

Astronomy Club

The Astronomy Club will meet at BASF Planetarium on the second Saturday of each month at 2:00 PM. All ages are welcome!

Astronomy Club meeting dates:

  • February 10
  • March 9
  • April 13
  • May – cancelled due to Brazosport College graduation
  • June 8
  • July 13 – cancelled due to Hurricane Beryl

(Schedule is subject to change.)


Stay tuned for more information about upcoming Astronomy Club programs and events.