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Public Events: Fall/Winter 2017

Public Events: Fall/Winter 2017

Planetarium Event E-mail List
You can sign up to receive notices about events and shows taking place at the Williamsville Space Lab Planetarium.  To receive these special notices about our programs, go to the e-Alerts subscription page and check the "Planetarium" box when completing the form.  Don't worry, we won't overload your e-mail box.  We only send alerts when each season's schedule is released or if there is something truly spectacular happening in the sky.

Click here to go to the e-mail alerts sign-up page

Or, follow us on Twitter:

 Follow us for upcoming event information, interesting sky events and astronomy news. Our handle is @WCSDPlanetarium

Programs for the Public
Astronomy Classes, Sky Tours, Laser Shows and Kids' Shows
 
Scroll down the page to find something interesting and click on the "Sign up!" link to register through Williamsville Community Education.
Monthly Sky Tour and a Planetarium Show
This fall, we are pairing our popular monthly sky tours with full dome planetarium shows.  We will take you on a tour of the current skies, highlighting visible planets, deep sky objects, and any upcoming special astronomical events. Once you've had your introductory tour, feel free to ask your astronomy questions! We'll use our state of the art planetarium visualization system to take you to see objects of curiosity and wonder.  Each evening will conclude with an immersive planetarium presentation about a different astronomical topic.  Ages 10-Adult.

Date Time Program Description/Registration
Tues, Oct 3 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm October Sky & Chasing the Ghost Particle Sign up!
Wed, Nov 1 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm November Sky & Ringworld Sign up!
Wed, Dec 6 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm December Sky & Planet 9 Sign up!

Astronomy Classes
Quality time in the planetarium!  Seasoned presenters will take you on a learning journey through the universe as we explore an astronomy topic in depth.  Please read age range guidelines in registration link.

Date Time Program Description / Registration
Tues, Oct 10 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Volcanoes of the Solar System Sign up!
Wed, Nov 8 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Pluto: From Discovery to Demotion and Back Again Sign up!
Wed, Dec 6 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Planet 9: The Invisible World Sign up!

Entertainment Laser Shows
The last Friday of each month, we share spectacular full-color laser graphics and theater quality surround sound creating a fun-filled experience like other!  Please read age range guidelines in registration link.

Date Time Laser Show Description / Registration
Fri, Oct 27 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Halloween Laser Show Sign up!
Fri, Nov 17 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Laser Tribute
Sign up!
Fri, Dec 22 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Laser Holidays
Sign up!

Kid and Scout Programs
These programs are meant for the younger crowd.  In the scout programs, you can complete many of your requirements for badges.  Please read age range guidelines in registration link.

Date Time Program Description / Registration
Wed, Sept 27 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Back to School Kids' Night Sign up!
Tues, Nov 14 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Scout Night at the Planetarium Sign up!
Wed, Nov 29 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Scout Night at the Planetarium Sign up!
Please register an appropriate number of adults for supervision in addition to your kids and scouts.  Scout programs are full uniform events.
Holiday Special Events
During those long dark nights of December, we have two special events planned to brighten your holidays.

Date Time Program Description / Registration
Fri, Dec 15 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Star of Wonder
Sign up!
Fri, dec 22 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Holiday Laser Show Sign up!
Please register an appropriate number of adults for supervision in addition to your kids and scouts.  Scout programs are full uniform events.