6:00 PM Friday Night Planetarium Lecture Series

Jan. 10 at 6:00 PMThe Science of Flying — Dr. Robert E. Morris will discuss the factors involved in flying, including wing design. He will also present fundamental programs for simulated flying. Dr. Morris has taught physics, astronomy, and mathematics for over forty years.

Feb. 7 at 6:00 PMVenus and Mars: Beauty and the Warrior — Edward Ovsenik will discuss how our nearest planetary neighbors got their names.

Apr. 4 at 6:00 PMTragedy of the Commons: Our Atmosphere — Forty-five years ago, Garrett Harden wrote about the Tragedy of the Commons where he explored the economics behind resource depletion. Edward Ovsenik applies Harden’s concept to the depletion of Earth’s atmosphere. This program includes a viewing of the movie Dynamic Earth.

Apr. 11 at 6:00 PMAstronomy History — From the early Greek, Roman, Chinese, and Mayan astronomers to modern day space telescopes, learn how tools and techniques have changed our perspective about space.

May 9 at 6:00 PM NASA Technology Transfer to Earth Applications — Learn how new technologies first developed by NASA for space exploration have impacted our daily lives.


Admission is FREE for Planetarium and Dual Museum/Planetarium members. Non-member admission: $8 adults (13-61), $7 seniors (62+), $6 children (3-12), and free for ages 2 and under.