Listed below are the programs we will be offering along with the dates, times, and ticket prices.
PLANETARIUM SHOW TICKETS: Adults: $11; Children/Students/Senior Citizens: $8
Tickets are available on line and also at the planetarium door the night of the show. (NOT ELIGIBLE FOR DISCOUNTS)
SHOW DATES & TIMES:
Doors will open 15 minutes before the show. Please park behind Arcola School.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30
6:30-7:30 p.m. - Celestial Highlights & Molecularium (Target Audience Gr. 1-5)
7:45-8:45 p.m. - Celestial Highlights & Two Small Pieces of Glass (Target Audience Gr. 5 & up)
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21
6:30-7:30 p.m. - Celestial Highlights & Moonwitch (Target audience Gr. 1-5)
7:45-9:00 p.m. - Rittenhouse Astronomical Society Event: Celestial Highights with Guest Speaker Joyce Townes: The Legacy of Armand Spitz from Spitz Incorporated. (Target audience Gr. 5 & up)
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22
6:30-7:30 p.m. - Celestial Highlights & Two Small Pieces of Glass (Target audience Gr. 1-5)
7:45-9:00 p.m. - Rittenhouse Astronomical Society Event Gustaf Holst: The Planets, with guest speaker Ed McCaffrey (Target Audience Grade 5 & up.)
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15 (RESCHEDULED DATE!)
6:30-7:30 p.m. - Tis the Season & Celestial Highlights (Target Audience Gr. 1-5)
7:45-9:00 p.m. - Tis the Season & Celestial HIghlights (Targt Audience Gr. 5 & up)
This astronomical Tour de Force was the leading presentation at the Hayden Planetarium for over 25 years. We will use the current constellations to find visible planets and deep space objects visible through the current season. Public star viewing afterward sky conditions/weather permitting.
A planetarium full dome digital presentation targeted for younger audiences and families. The Molecularium is an amazing ship that can speed up or slow down time, as well as change sizes to observe the universe at the atomic level. Join Oxy, Hydro, and Hydra for this animated adventure through time and space.
This traditional style (stop animation) planetarium classic follows Billy and Diana out on Halloween night. The moon and some of its illusions come into question as the children partake in trick or treating for the evening. Discussed are lunar features, how the moon appears to change phase and a myriad of information about Earth s only natural satellite.
GUSTAF HOLST: THE PLANETS:
Compare the scientific properties and the mythological aspects of the planets. View them through the eyes of our ancestors as we learn the basic mythology of the starry wanderers and compare that to the physical reality we know of today. Learn how Gustav Holst communicated the mythological aspects and visual look of each planet through his musical score The Planets.
'TIS THE SEASON:
Did you ever wonder where certain holiday traditions come from? Why do we light up our homes? What is the significance of the Christmas tree, the holiday candle, what is a menorah and why do we light candles night by night? Why do people kiss under the mistletoe? Why do so many celebrations from cultures around the world take place on the shortest days of the year?
TWO SMALL PIECES OF GLASS:
Two Small Pieces of Glass traces the history of the telescope from Galileo s modifications to a child's spyglass using two small pieces of glass to the launch of NASA s Hubble Space Telescope and the future of astronomy. It explores the wonder and discovery made by astronomers throughout the last 400 years. While looking through the astronomer's telescope, the students, along with the planetarium audience, explore the Galilean Moons, Saturn's rings, and spiral structure of galaxies.
THE MALLON PLANETARIUM IS LOCATED AT THE ARCOLA INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL (back of building). The address is:
4001 Eagleville Road
Eagleville, PA 19403