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DECEMBER
Planetarium Shows
For Everyone

12:30 pm
For younger school-age children. The content and delivery of these shows inspires the youngest future astronomers to learn about the skies.

2 pm
The Sky Tonight. See what the sky is like on the Planetarium dome the VERY night you see this interactive show. LIVE presentation. Ages 8+

3:30 pm
Star shows that explore more complex scientific content as it draws you into the action. Ages 8+

NEW!

Special "Holiday Fridays" Star Shows!
12:30, 2, & 3:30 pm

Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day — take a break and depart for space.

Nov
28

12:30 pm
2 pm
3:30 pm

Earth, Moon & Sun
Holiday Edition
Moons: Worlds of Mystery

Dec
26

12:30 pm
2 pm
3:30 pm

Tycho to the Moon
Holiday Edition
Moons: Worlds of Mystery

Jan
2

12:30 pm
2 pm
3:30 pm

Legends of the Night Sky
Holiday Edition
We Are Astronomers
Planetarium Show Times
Saturdays & Sundays Only


NOVEMBER


15/16
12:30 pm
2 pm
3:30 pm
Tycho to the Moon
The Sky Tonight – Live
We Are Astronomers
22/23
12:30 pm
2 pm
3:30 pm
Legends of the Night Sky
The Sky Tonight – Live
We Are Aliens
29/30
12:30 pm
2 pm
3:30 pm
Earth, Moon & Sun
The Sky Tonight – Live
Moons: Worlds of Mystery

 

6/7
12:30 pm
2 pm
3:30 pm
Tycho to the Moon
Holiday Show
We Are Astronomers
13/14
12:30 pm
2 pm
3:30 pm
Legends of the Night Sky
Holiday Show
We Are Aliens
20/21
12:30 pm
2 pm
3:30 pm
Earth, Moon & Sun
Holiday Show
Undiscovered Worlds
26
12:30 pm
2 pm
3:30 pm
Tycho to the Moon
Holiday Show
Moons: Worlds of Mystery
27/28
12:30 pm
2 pm
3:30 pm
Tycho to the Moon
Holiday Show
Moons: Worlds of Mystery

 

Holidays
in the Planetarium

Sunrise from the International Space Station. Filmed by Yonkers own astronaut Ron Garan on a NASA Expedition 27, 2011.

The Sky Tonight: Holiday Edition
December Saturdays and Sundays 2 pm


Celebrate the seasons and the Winter Solstice on December 21 with the live holiday star show. Watch the seasons come and go from the surface of the Earth and from space. We look, too, at the story of the Star of Bethlehem to find what astronomical object or event might have given rise to this legend.
All ages, 40 minutes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Planetarium Shows - What They're About
Moons: Worlds of Mystery
Where are the moons? What do they do?
Follow the astronauts to our silvery moon, then journey to the outer planets to discover more moons. Come back to earth with new found wonder for the dynamic solar system where we live.
Ages 8+, 35 minutes + Q & A

We Are Astronomers
Discover how astronomers share knowledge and answer our questions about the universe. Narrated by David Tennant, the “Tenth Doctor” in the British sci-fi series Doctor Who.
Ages 8+, 25 minutes + Q & A

Earth, Moon and Sun
This planetarium show explores the relationship between the Earth, Moon and Sun with the help of Coyote, an amusing character adapted from Native American oral traditions who has many misconceptions about our home planet and its most familiar neighbors. His confusion about the universe makes viewers think about how the Earth, Moon and Sun work together as a system. Native American stories are used throughout the show to help distinguish between myths and science.
Ages 5+, 26 minutes, + Q & A

We Are Aliens!
Earth. It’s now a small world. The human race is connected better and faster than ever before but what about elsewhere? Could we one day be part of a galactic community sharing our knowledge and ideas? Or is Earth the only planet with life? We Are Aliens! is a new 360° digital planetarium show narrated by Rupert Grint (from Harry Potter films) that takes you on an epic ride in the hunt for the evidence of alien life.
Ages 8+, 25 minutes, + Q & A

Legends of the Night Sky:
Perseus and Andromeda
The stars tell the story of beautiful Andromeda, who is punished by the gods for her mother’s bragging, sacrificed to a sea monster, and then rescued by Perseus.
Ages 5+, 25 minutes, + Q & A

The Sky Tonight – Live
Take a live tour of the heavens as seen from our area with a planetarium educator.
Ages 8+, 55 minutes


Undiscovered Worlds:
The Search Beyond Our Sun

Through the discovery of exoplanets—the hundreds of planets that orbiting stars beyond the sun—we learn that our solar system is not alone in the universe. New technology and recent endeavors like the Kepler Telescope have aided the discovery of exoplanets that brings us closer to the possibility of finding an Earth-like world. How will our view of our place in the universe change? Co-written with Alan Lightman (author of Einstein's Dreams) this show features an original orchestral score.
Ages 8+, 30 minutes, + Q & A

Tycho to the Moon
Kids love Tycho! The dog that doesn’t just howl at the moon—he goes there! See the planetarium’s favorite dog like never before with stunning new fulldome visuals.
Blast off on an amazing ride with Tycho and his young American friends, Ruby and Michael. Learn about night and day, space travel, phases of the Moon, and features of the lunar surface. Take a close-up look at the Sun, see Tycho play in zero gravity, witness Earth from space, and watch meteors shoot across the night sky. Includes the much-loved singalong song “Don’t Touch!”
Ages 5+, 24 minutes, + Q & A