Westminster College Planetarium: “Ooky Spooky”

Saturday, October 28, 2017 | 3:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Westminster College Planetarium Fall 2017

3:30 pm & 6:30 pm “Black Holes”

Suggested Ages: 6 – adult

Description: They lurk in the universe like cosmic dragons, unseen voids with the energy of a million suns. They can devour entire stars, and once in their grasp, nothing, not even light, can escape. Few mysteries in the universe have the power and awe of the black hole. Only now are we on the verge of understanding their true nature. What are they? How are they made? Is the earth in danger of being pulled into one?

Discover the answers in one of our newest shows, Black Holes. With the help of science advisors from around the country, audiences will be able to see and feel what it might be like to approach the supermassive black hole at the center of our own Milky Way galaxy, or speculate on the existence of “worm holes,” theoretical portholes in space and time. Narrated by film actor John de Lancie (“Q” in the Star Trek TV series), this immersive show incorporates some of the most visually stunning three-dimensional effects ever created for the dome.

5:00 pm & 8:00 pm “Ooky Spooky”

Suggested Ages: All ages

Description: Ooky Spooky! features 10 festive Halloween songs visually enhanced with animation on our fulldome screen. You’ll hear favorites such as “The Monster Mash,” “Ghostbusters,” “Thriller,” “Night on Bald Mountain” and more. All the while, pumpkins, ghosts, and psychedelic patterns dance and swirl on the dome above.

Still need your astronomy fix? Rest assured. Before the music starts, we’ll give a brief live tour of autumn constellations in the night sky over western Pennsylvania.

Outdoor stargazing following the 6:30 pm & 8:00 pm shows, weather permitting.

The rest of the season includes:

Saturday, December 2
5:00 & 8:00 “Let it Snow: Holiday Music Magic”
6:30 “Mystery of the Christmas Star”
Saturday, December 9:
5:00 “Let it Snow: A Holiday Music Journey” & outdoor stargazing
6:30 “Mystery of the Christmas Star” & outdoor stargazing
8:00 “Let it Snow: A Holiday Music Journey”

Ticket reservations are available online at westminster.edu/planetarium or by calling
724-946-STAR (7827). Reservations are required only because seating is limited. All shows are free, open to the public and last approximately an hour.

The Planetarium
Located in room 116 of the Hoyt Science Resources Center, at the intersection of Maple Street and Westminster Drive (next to the traffic circle), on the College’s campus in New Wilmington, PA. Parking is available along Westminster Drive and in the small lot on Maple Street next to the traffic circle.

http://www.westminster.edu/planetarium

http://Suggested Ages: All ages Description: Ooky Spooky! features 10 festive Halloween songs visually enhanced with animation on our fulldome screen. You’ll hear favorites such as "The Monster Mash," "Ghostbusters," "Thriller," "Night on Bald Mountain" and more. All the while, pumpkins, ghosts, and psychedelic patterns dance and swirl on the dome above. Still need your astronomy fix? Rest assured. Before the music starts, we’ll give a brief live tour of autumn constellations in the night sky over western Pennsylvania.

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