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Planetarium Programs – Waukesha

June 9 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until August 28, 2021

One event on May 19, 2021 at 11:00 am

One event on May 26, 2021 at 11:00 am

One event on June 2, 2021 at 11:00 am

One event on June 9, 2021 at 11:00 am

One event on June 16, 2021 at 11:00 am

One event on June 23, 2021 at 11:00 am

One event on June 30, 2021 at 11:00 am

$5
Planetarium Programs Earth Week Finale

Come to the Planetarium Programs in Waukesha this spring and summer 2021!

The Horwitz DeRemer Planetarium is located at the Retzer Nature Center in Waukesha.


The programs are Saturdays in 2021. All children’s programs are at 11:00 am and have a $5 admission. Recommended for ages 3+. Masks are optional for all shows.

In May see Cosmix at 11:00 am {recommended for ages 5 and up}:

Have you ever wondered how the astronauts do their job? After watching the Cosmix show it will be absolutely clear to you! But hold tight, it will be a crazy ride . You will find out what a space flight looks like and how to prepare for it. You will jump from a spinning centrifuge straight into a cosmic rocket. And where will it take you? Why, to the International Space Station!

In June see One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure at 11:00 am {recommended for ages 5 and up}:

Explore the night sky with our friends from Sesame StreetTM. 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 July see Secret of the Cardboard Rocket {recommended for ages 5 and up}:

Join two children on a magical journey through the Solar System, aided by a talking astronomy book, a cardboard rocket, and a vivid imagination. During this imaginative show, audiences will land on Venus, fly through the rings of Saturn, and discover the secrets of the Solar System.

In August see Did an Asteroid Really Kill the Dinosaurs? {recommended for ages 5 and up}:

This amazing program explores the possibility that an asteroid may have caused the extinction of the dinosaurs. Realistic and scientifically-accurate computer generated animations bring dinosaurs back to life in a big way! Join us for this fantastic journey back in time when dinosaurs roamed the earth.


The following Planetarium programs are Saturdays in 2021 for the general public and begin at 1:00 pm.

In May see Cosmology at 1:00 pm {recommended for ages 8 and up}:

The study of our universe is as old as time, yet our understanding of the origins and nature of the universe is less than 100 years old. This full-dome planetarium program, written and produced by high school and college students is an overview of the science of cosmology.
From our earliest theories about the size of the universe to the big bang theory, this show details how our understanding has evolved over time.

In June see Stars of the Pharaohs at 1:00 pm {recommended for ages 8 and up}:

This program highlights the amazing stellar alignments of the pyramids and other structures of the ancient world. Scientists describe and explain the life and power of the Pharaohs and their significance on world history. Visually spectacular in HD video!

In July see Voyage to Distant Worlds at 1:00 pm {recommended for ages 8 and up}:

A science-rich show that includes the latest information from various observatories and robotic space probes all while you take a tour of the planets in our solar system. An original show produced by the Casper Planetarium, where you will discover facts you never knew about our neighboring worlds.

In August see Our Violent Planet at 1:00 pm {recommended for ages 8 and up}:

This full-dome show features some of the most catastrophic natural events our world will ever occur. We live out our lives on our planet’s fractured crust “plates” that pull apart, collide, grind past each other, and even sink below one another, producing violent earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and catastrophic walls of water known as tsunamis. This is a must-see show for all.

Wednesday Planetarium Programs Summer 2021

These shows are at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm on Wednesdays. They are $4 per person.

On May 19 at 11:00 am see It’s about time: Cosmic Cycles We Live By

On May 19 at 1:00 pm see Mexica Archaeoastronomy: Between Space and Time

On May 26 at 11:00 am see Our Place in Space

On May 26 at 1:00 pm see The Solar System Show

On June 2 at 11:00 am see Cosmic Colors: An Adventure Along the Spectrum

On June 2 at 1:00 pm see Did an Asteroid Really Kill the Dinosaurs?

On June 9 at 11:00 am see Nine Planets and Counting

On June 9 at 1:00 pm see Skytellers: The Myths, The Magic, and the Mysteries of the Universe

On June 16 at 11:00 am see Did an Asteroid Really Kill the Dinosaurs?

On June 16 at 1:00 pm see Sky Wars: Battles of Discovery

On June 23 at 11:00 am see Skytellers: The Myths, The Magic, and the Mysteries of the Universe

On June 23 at 1:00 pm see Cosmic Colors: An Adventure Along the Spectrum

On June 30 at 11:00 am see Sky Wars: Battles of Discovery

On June 30 at 1:00 pm see Nine Planets and Counting

 

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!

 

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Details

Date:
June 9
Time:
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cost:
$5
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Venue

Horwitz DeRemer Planetarium
S14 W28167 Madison St.
Waukesha, WI 53188 United States
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Phone:
262-970-4139