DateTimeStar ShowAges
Saturday, February 43pmFollow the Drinking Gourd6-12
Saturday, February 44pmLaser Magic6-12
Saturday, February 47pmAstronomy Tonight8+
Saturday, February 48pmLaser Beatles10+
Saturday, February 113pmFollow the Drinking Gourd6-12
Saturday, February 114pmLaser Magic6-12
Saturday, February 117pmRomancing the Stars16+
Saturday, February 118pmLaser Queen10+
Tuesday, February 147pmRomancing the Stars16+
Saturday, February 183pmFollow the Drinking Gourd6-12
Saturday, February 184pmLaser Magic6-12
Saturday, February 187pmSETI: The Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence10+
Saturday, February 188pmLaser Beatles10+
Saturday, February 253pmRockin’ Rocket Ride3-8
Saturday, February 254pmStorybooks in Space4-8
Saturday, February 257pmSETI: The Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence10+
Saturday, February 258pmLaser Queen10+

Follow the Drinking Gourd, Saturdays, February 4, 11, 18, 3 p.m.
Learn to find the Big Dipper and other stars in our night sky. Then, we’ll go back in time to follow a family trying to escape oppression. The Big Dipper guides them through a frightful but rewarding voyage. Sing along with the slaves who used the song of the Drinking Gourd to travel north on foot from Alabama to Canada. Based on Jeanette Winters’ book by the same title, this show describes the astronomy behind the slave song “Follow the Drinking Gourd.”  (recommended for ages 6-12)

Laser Magic, Saturdays February, 4, 11, 18, 4 p.m.    
Features songs by a variety of artists including songs like “We Are All Made of Stars” by Moby, “We Will Rock You” by Queen, “Best Day of My Life” by American Authors, and “Let It Go” by Idina Menzel. (recommended for ages 6-12)

Rockin’ Rocket Ride, Saturday, February 25, 3 p.m.
Put on your space suit and blast-off into outer space to visit the Moon, Sun and planets. A lively experience for young people with selected music from "Journey Into Space" by Jane Murphy. (recommended for ages 3-8)

Storybooks in Space, Saturday, February 25, 4 p.m.
Enjoy story time in the planetarium as we learn about the stars and planets. (Recommended for ages 4-8)

Astronomy Tonight
Saturdays, February 4, 7 p.m.
Using the Planetarium’s DigitalSky digital theater, experience a guided tour of the night sky. Learn about some of the popular constellations visible from sunset to sunrise, as well as the stories behind them. Hear about how and where in the sky to find the brightest planets. Weather permitting, the 3M Observatory will be open after the show. (Recommended for ages 8 to adult)

Romancing the Stars, Saturday, February 11, Tuesday, February 14, 7 p.m.
For ages 16 & older (no children, please)
It’s date night at the Planetarium!  Enjoy a light-hearted look at the Universe.  Stars, constellations, songs, and stories all celebrate love.

SETI: The Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence, Saturdays, February 18, 25, 7 p.m.
The prospect that we may not be alone in the universe is taken as fact by the movies, authors, and a great many scientists. As yet, we have no hard evidence of another living thing outside Planet Earth. S.E.T.I. – The Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence – is a show that explores all sides of this topic, from the planets we are finding around other stars, to the feasibility of traveling to the stars, and what aliens might actually be like, to the possibility that UFOs have been visiting and the various methods that scientists are using to get in touch. Will we make contact in our lifetimes? This program also includes a live tour of the current night sky and/or a trip out of our solar system to see where planets have been discovered around other stars.  (Recommended for ages 10 – adult)

Laser Beatles, Saturday, February 4, 18, 8 p.m.
Features songs from throughout the Beatles’ long career, including “Twist and Shout,” “Help!,” and “Revolution.”

Laser Queen, Saturday, Feb 11, 25, 8 p.m.
Some of the hit songs include “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” “Another One Bites the Dust,” “Under Pressure,” and “We Are the Champions.”

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