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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EARTH, MOON AND SUN
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FROM EARTH TO THE UNIVERSE
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Current Planetarium Shows

Earth, Moon, & Sun

Saturdays at 11 am
Sundays at 11 am

Suggested Grades: ( Grades 2 – 6 ) Length: 26 minutes

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Explore the mysteries and misconceptions of the sky with Coyote as he’s a little confused about what he’s seeing. In his quest for answers, Coyote, adapted from American Indian oral traditions, will help reveal the truth behind the most baffling concepts associated with the Earth-Moon-Sun system, including eclipses, lunar phases, the seasonal changing of constellations and the physical nature of the Sun and the Moon. Join us for an exciting journey into a new frontier that begins with Earth Moon and Sun. Who knows what discoveries lie ahead.

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FROM EARTH TO THE UNIVERSE

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

Revel in the splendor of the various worlds in the Solar System and the ferocity of the scorching Sun. From Earth to the Universe takes you on a journey from our home to the colorful birthplaces, to beyond the Milky Way, to the unimaginable immensity of galaxies. Along the way, you’ll learn about the history of astronomy, the invention of the telescope, and today’s giant telescopes that allow us continue to probe ever deeper into the Universe.

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