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    Special Events and Activities at the Science Center

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     Mark Your Calendar Now     

    Join us this year for great activities including special events, planetarium programs and free, family science nights!

     

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     Outstanding FREE Family Events  

     

     

    October 26,  2018
    6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
      
    June 7, 2019
    6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.


     Come out and join us and bring the entire family!  Special features include planetarium programs, Challenger missions, hands-on STEM activities, live animals, special guests and more.
     

    Friday Planetarium Nights       

    Friday Night Planetarium Programs are back in 2019!

     

    Sept 14, 2018 (rescheduling this event)

    Viewers Choice: Maddie's Choice- Sounds Greek to Me!

    This program is being rescheduled due to unforeseen events.


    October 19, 2018

    Viewer's Choice: Gideon's Choice- Into the Dark!


    November 16, 2018

    Navajo Skies


    December 14, 2018

    40th Anniversary Special: Terrible Teddy 

    (1st Owens Planetarium Program)


    January 11, 2019 

    4oth Anniversary Special: Susie's Snowflake

    (Longest Running Owens Planetarium Program)


    February 8, 2019 

    4oth Anniversary Special: Shape Up!

    (One of Current Most Popular Planetarium Programs)

     

    March 8, 2019  

    Astronaut Academy II 

    (back by popular demand with all new training activities)

     

    April 5, 2019 

    Viewer's Choice: Eleanor & DeMarco's Choice- 

    Planetary Meteorologists

     

    May 10, 2019 

    Return to the Moon

    50th Anniversary of Moon landing

     

    Planetarium shows usually occur on the 2nd Friday of each month. 

    Cost is $5 for adults; $3 for teachers/seniors/students and children under 3 are free.

     

     

     

      
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     Planetarium

    Patty's 

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    Stay Tuned for the Return of Planetarium Patty's Plaza
    It will back soon!
    "Speakers and dates are still being determined! Check back for updates!"
     
    Would you like to quench your thirst for more in-depth astronomy?  Then try visiting Planetarium Patty's Plaza (P3), a few special planetarium nights designed to take  you deeper into specific astronomical topics of interest.  These nights are geared towards anyone with an interest in astronomy, structured as a a lecture/Q&A session with some bonus night sky features.  
    Times for all programs are: 7:30 PM, doors open by 7:15 PM
     FREE to the Public


     


      

     Concert Under the Stars
    Concert Under the Stars
    This is a free, STEAM series in which groups from the community perform music, dance and song under the stars of the planetarium.  Groups from 2017-18 included the College Park Chamber Singers and the Thomas Johnson Middle School Symphonic Band and Orchestra.

    Check back for next year's performance dates!