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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SEASON OF LIGHT
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HARRY POTTER & THE SORCERER’S STONE
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HARRY POTTER & THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS
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Current Planetarium Shows

SEASON OF LIGHT

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

December 23rd & 24th at 11:00 am

Monday 27th – Thursday 30th at 11:00 am
New Year’s Eve (Dec 31st) at 11:00 am

 

Length: 30 Minutes

This NEW planetarium show traces the history and development of many of the world’s most endearing holiday customs, all of which involve lighting up the winter season — from the burning Yule log, sparkling Christmas tree lights and candles in windows, to the lighting of luminarias in the American Southwest and the traditional ritual of the Hanukkah Menorah.

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HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE

Schedule:

December 11th, 18th, 27th and 29th
at 12:00 pm 

Run time: 2h 32m

Rated: PG for some scary moments and mild language

Adaptation of the first of J.K. Rowling’s popular children’s novels about Harry Potter, a boy who learns on his eleventh birthday that he is the orphaned son of two powerful wizards and possesses unique magical powers of his own. He is summoned from his life as an unwanted child to become a student at Hogwarts, an English boarding school for wizards. There, he meets several friends who become his closest allies and help him discover the truth about his parents’ mysterious deaths.

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HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS

Schedule:

December 12th, 19th, 28th and 30th
at 12:00 pm 

Run time: 2h 41m

Rated: PG for some scary moments and mild language

Forced to spend his summer holidays with his muggle relations, Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) gets a real shock when he gets a surprise visitor: Dobby (Toby Jones) the house-elf, who warns Harry against returning to Hogwarts, for terrible things are going to happen. Harry decides to ignore Dobby’s warning and continues with his pre-arranged schedule. But at Hogwarts, strange and terrible things are indeed happening. Harry is suddenly hearing mysterious voices from inside the walls, muggle-born students are being attacked, and a message scrawled on the wall in blood puts everyone on his or her guard, “The Chamber Of Secrets Has Been Opened. Enemies Of The Heir, Beware”

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