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Planetarium Programs – Waukesha
March 16 @ 11:00 am
An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Saturday, repeating until March 30, 2019
Come to the Planetarium Programs in Waukesha this winter 2019!
The Planetarium is located at the Retzer Nature Center in Waukesha.
The programs are on February 16 and 23, and March 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30. All children’s programs are at 11:00 am and have a $5 admission.
In February see One World, One Sky.
Explore the night sky with our friends from Sesame Street™. Join Big Bird, Elmo, and Hu Hu Zhu as they take a trip to the Moon. See how the Moon is different from the Earth and learn how to find the Big Dipper and North Star from your backyard.
In March see Two Small Pieces of Glass.
This program celebrates 400 years since Galileo first pointed his telescope at the sky. Don’t miss this fascinating look at the incredible contributions to astronomy made by Galileo and the world’s greatest telescopes.
About The Planetarium:
A Planetarium theater is a special room with a dome shaped ceiling and a projector in the center which can recreate the day or night sky by projecting images of the stars, planets, the sun, and the moon. Without leaving your seats, you will be transported beyond the city smoke and lights where the wonders of the heavens can best be seen.
The Charles Horwitz Planetarium opened in May 2005. The state-of-the-art, 90-seat, Digistar-6 planetarium is owned and operated by the School District of Waukesha. With the new, high-definition laser projection system, guests can fly through the rings of Saturn, land spacecraft on Mars and travel at light speed to stars and distant galaxies… all without leaving their seats!
The entrance to the planetarium, lobby area, and the theater are completely wheelchair accessible.
Expand your experience by enjoy the Retzer Nature Center facilities and grounds!
- Charles Z. Horwitz Planetarium