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Planetarium Programs – Waukesha
March 30 @ 11:00 am
An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Saturday, repeating until April 20, 2019
Come to the Planetarium Programs in Waukesha this spring 2019!
The Horwitz DeRemer Planetarium is located at the Retzer Nature Center in Waukesha.
The programs are on March 30, April 6, 13, and 20, 2019. All children’s programs are at 11:00 am and have a $5 admission.
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.
In April see Defying Gravity.
Defying Gravity, it really is “rocket science!” This program explores and engages audiences in the basic science of rocket flight. Visitors explore Newton’s laws of motion, rockets, roller coasters and even a Zero-G airplane ride!
Find additional programs here.
About the Horwitz DeRemer Planetarium:
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!
In the Spring of 2018, the planetarium was renamed: Horwitz DeRemer Planetarium after David A. DeRemer, who was the director of the planetarium from 1978 to 2018.
The planetarium is not only an accurate day and night sky projection system, but the program serves as a district and community science resource center. School and community programs are designed to meet state and national astronomy standards, but these programs also present fundamental science concepts of weather, climate, chemistry, physics, and earth science.
The entrance to the planetarium, lobby area, and the theater are completely wheelchair accessible.
Expand your experience by enjoying the Retzer Nature Center facilities and grounds!