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Planetarium Programs – Waukesha

January 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Wednesday and Saturday, repeating until March 30, 2022

$4 – $5
Planetarium Programs Earth Week Finale

Come to the Planetarium Programs in Waukesha this winter and spring 2022!

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

The programs are Saturdays in 2022. 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 January see Children’s show: Our Place in Space

January 8, 22, 29, 2022

Our Place in Space {recommended for ages 5 and up}:

This award-winning children’s planetarium show introduces jungle animals and a space crossword puzzle to explore the wonders of the universe.  This program will inspire your young astronomer to appreciate the beauty of the night sky. A family classic!

In February see Children’s show: One World, One Sky, Big Bird’s Adventure

February 5, 12, 19, 26, 2022

One World, One Sky, Big Bird’s Adventure {recommended for all ages}:

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 Children’s show: Voyage to Distant Worlds

March 5, 12, 19, 26, 2022

Voyage to Distant Worlds {recommended for ages 5 and up}:

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

The following Planetarium programs are Saturdays in 2022 for the general public and begin at 1:00 pm. These shows are $5 per person admission.

January 8, 22, and 29, 2022

In January see Big Astronomy – People, Places, and Big Discoveries at 1:00 pm {recommended for ages 8 and up}:

This planetarium show will take audiences to cutting-edge telescopes in the remote mountains of Chile and introduce the people who make sure these instruments operate day and night, unlocking the secrets of the universe. Explore ALMA, VLT, and the new Vera Rubin Observatory (formerly LSST) and how these incredible facilities are changing our view of the cosmos.

February 5, 12, 19, 26, 2022

In February see Stargazers of Africa (new) at 1:00 pm {recommended for ages 8 and up}:

From the dawn of time, African people have looked to the skies above for inspiration and guidance. Stargazers of Africa is a journey connecting the stars, moon, and planets to the people across this great continent- from long ago to the stargazers of today.

March 5, 12, 19, 26, 2022

In March see Unveiling the Invisible Universe (new) at 1:00 pm {recommended for ages 8 and up}:

For thousands of years the humans observed the light coming from the night sky with their eyes. In the beginning of the 17th century, the invention of the telescope by Galileo revolutionized our knowledge of the Universe. Finally, in the 20th century with the advent of rockets, it became possible to go above the earth’s atmosphere and observe X-ray and gamma ray radiation which are the marks of the hot and violent Universe. But it is not only light that can give us information about the cosmos. Neutrinos and cosmic rays also provide vital information. Finally, the detection by the LIGO experiment of gravitational waves from two merging black holes opened a new window in astrophysics. This video presents images of the cosmos as revealed by all these different messengers.

Wednesday Planetarium Programs Winter 2022

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

January 5 see CapCom Go! The Apollo Story

January 12 see Cosmix

January 19 see Amazing Planet

January 26 see Defying Gravity

February 2 see Did an Asteroid Really Kill the Dinosaurs?

February 9 see It’s All about Time: Cosmic Cycles We Live By

February 16 see CapCom Go! The Apollo Story

February 23 see Space Quiz

March 2 see The Little Star that Could

March 9 see Cosmix

March 16 see Defying Gravity

March 23 see One World, One Sky, Big Bird’s Adventure

March 30 see It’s All About Time: Cosmic Cycles We Live By


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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January 12
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
$4 – $5
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Horwitz DeRemer Planetarium
S14 W28167 Madison St.
Waukesha, WI 53188 United States
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