Planetarium

Witness South Central Pennsylvania’s largest Planetarium and immerse yourself in the cosmos!

With Spitz’s SciDome XD projection system, audiences can travel anywhere in extreme definition. Audiences are surrounded by visuals where our movie-like shows make you feel like your part of the show, including the sensation of flying on Earth or through the universe.

Whether it’s the night sky from Lancaster, Pa to Sydney, Australia to the moons of Jupiter or traveling to the far reaches of the Milky Way Galaxy, you’ll see the universe in a whole new light, with the help of Starry Night Dome software.

Thanks to our 2015 Capital Campaign, our planetarium is no longer limited to astronomy and can now venture into the Earth Sciences. We can show you how the Arctic ice has changed over time, live locations of earthquakes, high definition satellite views of the Earth, and fly through the Grand Canyon with the assistance from The Layered Earth software.

Our expert staff of Planetarium Educators will be your guide, answer your questions, and personalize your experience. Be sure to see their own produced show, the Night Sky Tour, and see what’s currently visible while showcasing their own expertise and passion in astronomy!

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SECRET OF THE CARDBOARD ROCKET
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Current Planetarium Shows

Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

Saturdays at 11:00 am
Sundays at 11:00 am

Suggested for children in Grades 1-4

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From the boiling surface of the sun to the icy rings of Saturn, embark on a dynamic adventure as two young explorers magically travel through the solar system aboard their handcrafted cardboard rocket. With the help of “Book,” the talking astronomy book, as their guide, the travelers seek to visit the Sun, the eight planets and Pluto, while discovering something new about each along the way.

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OUT THERE: QUEST FOR EXTRASOLAR WORLDS

Saturdays at 2:00 pm
Sundays at 2:00 pm

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For thousands of years, mankind thought that the Earth was the centre of the Universe. Thanks to our curiosity, imagination and urge to explore, we now know that planets like our Earth are nothing special in the cosmos. The Sun is just one ordinary star among hundreds of billions in our galaxy, the Milky Way. With the world’s most powerful telescopes, we are able to explore more and more of the Universe. What we have found so far has surpassed even the wildest expectations of scientists as well as authors of science fiction. Most stars have planets — it turns out they are more common than we thought.

A huge diversity of different worlds is out there, just waiting to be discovered.

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