Public Events: Winter/Spring 2018
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 spring, we are pairing our popular monthly sky tours with astronomy topic talks and 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.
|Thu, Feb 1||7:00 pm - 8:30 pm||Feb Sky Tour & Out There: The Quest for Extrasolar Worlds||Sign up!|
|Thu, Mar 1||7:00 pm - 8:30 pm||March Sky Tour & Near Earth Asteroids: A Real Doomsday?||Sign up!|
|Tues, Apr 10||7:00 pm - 8:30 pm||April Sky Tour & When Black Holes Collide||Sign up!|
|Wed, May 2||7:00 pm - 8:30 pm||May Sky Tour & Exotic Stars||Sign up!|
Entertainment Laser Shows
The last Friday of each month (or as close as we can get because of school breaks), we share spectacular full-color laser graphics and theater quality surround sound creating a fun-filled experience like no other! Please read age range guidelines in registration link.
|Date||Time||Laser Show||Description / Registration|
|Fri, Jan 26||7:00 pm - 8:00 pm||Laser Beatles
|Fri, Feb 16||7:00 pm - 8:00 pm||Laser Zeppelin
|Fri, Mar 23||7:00 pm - 8:00 pm||Laser Pink Floyd's The Wall
|Fri, Apr 27||7:00 pm - 8:00 pm||Laser Hypnotica
|Fri, May 25||7:00 pm - 8:00 pm||Laser Spirit
These programs are directed at the Cub, Girl and Boy Scouts. In the scout programs, you can complete many of your requirements for badges. Please read age range guidelines and description in registration link carefully. The April show is only for registered Boy Scouts ages 11-17, but the May shows are for younger Girl and Cub Scouts.
|Date||Time||Program||Description / Registration|
|Tues, Apr 24||7:00 pm - 9:30 pm||Boy Scout Astronomy Merit Badge
|Wed, May 9||6:30 pm - 8:30 pm||Scout Night at the Planetarium||Sign up!|
|Tues, May 15||6:30 pm - 8:30 pm||Scout Night at the Planetarium||Sign up!|