Allen F. Blocher Planetarium

Public Programs

  • These programs are free of charge
  • The doors will open 30 minutes before shows unless stated otherwise
  • The Blocher Planetarium will be CLOSED March 15 - March 23.
  • The Pejsa Observatory will be CLOSED during the Early Spring of 2014.

Regular Shows - Sundays at 2 p.m.

Night sky shows on Mondays Evenings at 8 p.m.

Light Years From Andromeda
SHOWDATES: March 30, April 6, 13, 27           NO SHOWS April 20
A beam of light leaves the nearby Andromeda galaxy and travels across the void of intergalactic space. On a planet located in a nearby galaxy, intelligent life evolves. As the light speeds across the light years, over the course of centuries, the primitives on the planet form cultures and civilizations -- and begin to wonder about the universe around them. When the light finally reaches these people, on a planet known as Earth, some of the descendants of the early hunters have just escaped Earth's bonds to visit their Moon.
The Night Skies of Spring - Mondays

SHOWDATES: SHOWDATES: March 31, April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5   
Showtimes 20:00   (8 p.m.)

As the seasons change, so does our view of the night sky.  
This show takes a fairly in depth look at the stars, planets and constellations of the current night sky.   

Future Shows -

Sky Quest
SHOWDATES: May 4, 11, 18  
Come along with a young woman on her personal quest to find a special place in the night sky. Starting with her childhood adventures then to the discovery of her “birthday star”, these experiences eventually led her to becoming an astronomer. Finally she shares telescopic views of celestial objects. Sky Quest is narrated by Roxann Dawson and is an entertaining and educational exploration of the night sky that appeals to family members of all ages.