BASF Planetarium’s solar eclipse programs featured in The Facts

BASF Planetarium’s September show, “All About Eclipses”, educates viewers about eclipses, how to safely view them, and what they can expect from the two solar eclipses coming up in October and next April. The Facts featured the planetarium’s plans for the partial solar eclipse event on Saturday, October 14.

Check out the story, “Totality target: Solar eclipse show explains basic of sun events”, and photos from a recent planetarium show, in today’s (9/21) edition of the paper.

For information about upcoming shows and programs at the planetarium, visit BP’s schedule page.

Lakeside Starry Night collaboration featured in The Facts

Brazosport Planetarium teamed up with Angleton Parks and Recreation Department last weekend to host Lakeside Starry Night, an evening of astronomy-themed family fun at Lakeside Park in Angleton on Friday, August 25. Families showed up to learn about constellations, look at the night sky through telescopes and make star wheels.

The event was featured in an article, Families put their eyes toward the skies at Angleton event, in today’s edition of The Facts. Read the story online!

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Dr. Joe Fowler to present “Hot Science with Frozen Sensors” at upcoming Science Café

After kicking off its new Science Café program in June, BASF Planetarium is welcoming speaker Joe Fowler, Ph.D., on Friday, August 4 at 7:00 PM for Hot Science with Frozen Sensors.


During this presentation, Dr. Fowler will discuss how superconducting light detectors are measuring the early universe, what’s special about low temperatures, gamma rays from the Big Bang and how these things affect all of us daily.

After receiving a B.A. in physics from Rice University, Dr. Fowler earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in physics from the University of Chicago. He was a graduate research assistant in detection and analysis of cosmic ray air showers while at the University of Chicago before spending three years as a Robert Dicke postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Physics at Princeton University. Dr. Fowler served as an assistant professor of physics at Princeton from 2003 to 2010 before moving to the University of Colorado, where he is a research physicist with the Quantum Sensors Group of NIST Boulder Labs.

Science Café is a social, adults only (21+) event. Tickets are $15 per person and include great science, lively conversation, snacks and refreshments. Register ASAP!

Connect the dots in July with BASF Planetarium

We’re shooting for the stars at BASF Planetarium in July, including a schedule packed with family-friendly shows twice a week, story time for younger kids on Saturdays and an all-Spanish show on the last Thursday of the month! Kick back in the reclining seats in our fulldome planetarium and enjoy fun and educational astronomy programs for the whole family!


See our full schedule and purchase tickets online now!


See our July show, Cartooning Constellations on Tuesdays (7/4, 11, 18 & 25) and the fourth Friday (7/28) of month! On clear dark nights, we humans have long looked up at the stars to “connect the dots” and make cartoon pictures. These sky pictures tell stories, mark the passing of the night, the changing of seasons and show our way on Earth and through space. Enjoy ancient and modern constellations through the eyes of celebrated children’s author and star cartoonist H. A. Rey, the creator of beloved Curious George.


Visit us on Saturdays for lots of family fun! We host a FREE Star & Space Story Time featuring space-themed children’s books at 12:30 PM in the planetarium lobby before the planetarium show starts. (Please RSVP for this free event.) Join us at 1:00 PM for rotating family-friendly planetarium shows, including Perfect Little Planet on July 1, Earth, Moon & Sun on July 8, Accidental Astronauts on July 15, Dawn of the Space Age on July 22 and Astronaut on July 29.


***THIS SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED!*** Finally, join us Thursday, July 27 at 7:00 PM for the ALL-Spanish planetarium show Astronautas Accidentales.


We hope YOU will join us for all the FUN at the planetarium this month!  All planetarium shows, with the exception of the FREE Star & Space Story Time, are free to planetarium members; non-member tickets are $5/adults and $3/children 12 and under. See our full schedule and purchase tickets online now!