BASF Planetarium’s new Science Café program previewed in The Facts

The Facts published a preview of BASF Planetarium’s new Science Café program in today’s newspaper, “Planetarium reaches for new audience: Science Café will have adults seeing stars in a new way”. The article includes interviews with speaker and astrophotographer David Babb and BASF planetarium chair Diane Hill.

Read the article at The Facts online!

Then, if you don’t yet have tickets to attend the event, aimed at adults 21+, get yours now!

Kick off your summer at BASF Planetarium!

Join BASF Planetarium for new programs, shows and lots of family fun in June as we kick off summer! Tickets to planetarium shows are FREE to planetarium members; non-member tickets are $5/adults and $3/students, unless otherwise noted below.

See our full monthly schedule and purchase tickets/RSVP.


Our brand new Science Café program launches this month, with speaker David Babb presenting The Life of Stars at 7:00 PM on Friday, June 16. David’s presentation will focus on the chronology of the life of stars through astrophotography.

Enjoy some socialization, desserts, refreshments and amazing science. This event is open to ages 21+ and registration is $15 per person. Reserve your spot and purchase tickets ASAP at the link above!

The new June show, The Sun: Our Living Star, will be presented at 7:00 PM on Tuesdays (6/6, 13, 20 & 27) and the 4th Friday (6/23) of the month in BASF Planetarium.

About the show: The sun has shone on our world for four and a half billion years. The light that warms our skin today has been felt by every person who has ever lived. It is out nearest star and our planet’s powerhouse, the source of the energy that drives the winds, our weather and all life.


On Saturdays, visitors can attend a FREE Star & Space Story Time at 12:30 PM in the planetarium lobby, featuring children’s books like Luna Muna, The Astronaut with a Song for the Stars, Zoo in the Sky: A Book of Animal Constellations and Look Up With Me: A Life Among the Stars. (Please RSVP at the link above to let us know you’re planning to attend!)

Get tickets for our family-friendly Saturday Planetarium Shows at 1:00 PM! Titles this month include:

  • June 3: Perfect Little Planet
  • June 10: Earth, Moon & Sun
  • June 17: Accidental Astronauts
  • June 24: Dawn of the Space Age


Finally, make plans to join us on Thursday, June 29 at 7:00 PM for our ALL-SPANISH show! This month we will be showing Leyendas del Sol, Luna y Eclipse about the way ancient cultures attempted to understand and explain celestial phenomena.