WELCOME TO THE YORK LEARNING CENTER PLANETARIUM.

Formed in 1989, the non-profit York County Astronomical Society aims to promote interest, public education, and advancement of the science of astronomy. In addition to planetarium shows, the society presents regular public sky watches and astronomy classes.

Featured shows April 1, 2017 York Learning Center Planetarium

This month we are featuring a children’s program, One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure. See movie trailers below.

 

Seating-Please note: All planetarium programs will start on time. Seating is limited and all seats are available on a first come first serve basis. As the program requires the room to be dark, there will be no seating once the program has begun. No food or beverages allowed. Be courteous of others and please silence your cell phone, camera, or other devices, digital or not, that may make sound or light. These lights and sounds can be very disruptive during the program. Thank You.

 

April 1, 2017 Afternoon Shows

Saturday, April 1, 2017 at: 2:00pm, "One World, One Sky", at 2:40pm, "StarWatch", and at 3:20pm "Max Goes to the Moon". See: Afternoon shows

April 1, 2017. Evening Shows

 Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 7:00pm, "Two Small Pieces of Glass", at 7:40pm "StarWatch" and at 8:20pm "SUNSTRUCK". See: Evening shows

Planetarium Location

The planetarium is located in the York Learning Center at 301 East 6th Avenue in York. See detailed: Directions

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April 1, 2017 Afternoon Shows

Admission

Admission is $4.00 for adults, $3.00 for children and seniors. Admission to any second or third show is $1.00
Cash and most credit and debit cards are accepted.

"One World, One Sky" 2:00 p.m.

A Fulldome Planetarium Show

Fulldome" designed to envelop the audience 180 degrees when projected on planetarium dome.

In One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure! Elmo and Big Bird live in the United States and Hu Hu Zhu lives far away in China, but they discovered that they still see the same stars at night! The word for star in Chinese is “xing xing” (pronounced sing sing). How many “xing xing” do you see in this sky? When Elmo and Hu Hu Zhu "travel" to the moon, they discover some basic but surprising scientific facts. For example, they can't fly a kite there because there is no wind. The fuzzy friends then excitedly realize that children like to fly kites in both China and the United States! Age Range 3 - 7 years. Runtime 25 minutes. Watch trailer below.

“StarWatch Live” 2:40 p.m.

What can be seen with a telescope tonight?
How do I find the North Star?
Is there really a bear in the sky?
Why do stars have different colors?
What are the names of the brightest stars?


“StarWatch Live” Become a star watcher by exploring the current month's night sky in the planetarium, locate visible planets and constellations, and enjoy some sky lore. This live presentation is for the whole family, presented by the York Learning Center Planetarium director, using the star projector to its fullest capabilities. Receive a star map and get a tour of tonight’s sky. Runtime:35 minutes.

"Max Goes to the Moon" 3:20 p.m.

Fulldome" designed to envelop the audience 180 degrees when projected on planetarium dome.

New Children’s Planetarium Show

“Max Goes to the Moon”, Max (the dog) and a young girl named Tori take the first trip to the Moon since the Apollo era. Along the way, the story sets the stage for the more sophisticated science of the topics including "Phases of the Moon," "Wings in Space?," and "Frisbees and Curve Balls on the Moon" — all thoughtfully explained so that grownups and children can learn together about science. Toward the end, Max and Tori's trip proves so inspiring to people back on Earth that all the nations of the world come together to build a great Moon colony from which "the beautiful views of Earth from the Moon made everyone realize that we all share a small and precious planet." See preview below.

April 1, 2017 Evening Shows

Admission

Admission is $4.00 for adults, $3.00 for children and seniors. Admission to any second or third show is $1.00
Cash and most credit and debit cards are accepted.

"Two Small Pieces of Glass" 8:20 p.m.

A Fulldome Planetarium Show

Fulldome" designed to envelop the audience 180 degrees when projected on planetarium dome.

Learn about telescopes in the planetarium program “Two Small Pieces of Glass.” While attending a local star party, two teenage students learn how the telescope has helped us understand our place in space and how telescopes continue to expand our understanding of the Universe. Their conversation with a local female astronomer enlightens them on the history of the telescope and the discoveries these wonderful tools have made. The students see how telescopes work and how the largest observatories in the world use these instruments to explore the mysteries of the universe. Show length: 25 minutes. See preview below.

“StarWatch Live” 7:40 p.m.

What can be seen with a telescope tonight?
How do I find the North Star?
Is there really a bear in the sky?
Why do stars have different colors?
What are the names of the brightest stars?


“StarWatch Live” Become a star watcher by exploring the current month's night sky in the planetarium, locate visible planets and constellations, and enjoy some sky lore. This live presentation for the whole family, presented by the York Learning Center Planetarium director, using the star projector to its fullest capabilities. Receive a star map and get a tour of tonight’s sky. Runtime 35 minutes.

"SUNSTRUCK" at 8:20 p.m.

A Fulldome Planetarium Show

Fulldome" designed to envelop the audience 180 degrees when projected on planetarium dome.

Discover the wonders of our Sun. Its incredible energy has supported life on Earth for millennia, but is now threatening our technology and way of life. Travel to the distant future to discover our Sun’s connection to the universe’s cosmic cycle of life and death in Sunstruck. Recommended for ages 8 and up. See preview below.

 

 

The York County Astronomical Society, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of the science of astronomy. *Formed in 1989, the non-profit York County Astronomical Society aims to promote interest, public education, and advancement of the science of astronomy. In addition to planetarium shows, the society presents regular public sky watches and astronomy classes.

 Watch Video: The Known Universe

See other shows upcoming.: Planetarium Programs

The planetarium is located in the York Learning Center at 301 East 6th Avenue in York.

For more information contact: Stars@YCAS.org