Charles W. Brown Planetarium
Warm summer evenings are some of the best times to learn the night sky. There are well known constellations such as Cygnus, Lyra and Aquila. The Milky Way is at its brightest and interstellar dust lanes of our galaxy are visible to the eye in locations far from city lights. In addition to the bright stars and familiar constellations, through most of this summer the planets Venus, Jupiter and Saturn are bright and easy to see. The summer of 2015 will also be historic. The NASA space probe New Horizons will reach Pluto and beam back the first close-up pictures of this small, frozen world. Join us at the Brown Planetarium to see the summer sky in all its beauty and for an update on humanity’s first exploration of Pluto.
Discover the science of flight through birds, kites, planes, and more. Learn about famous inventors and aviators of the past and the pioneers who first revealed the 4 forces of flight. During this show, you will be introduced to how NASA is discovering new and safer ways to travel with the help of future engineers and aviators.
Cosmic Colors will take guests on a wondrous journey across the "electromagnetic spectrum." Discover the various reasons for color - like why the sky is blue and why Mars is red. Take a tour within a plant leaf and journey inside the human eye. Investigate x-rays by voyaging to a monstrous black hole and then back on Earth at your doctor's office. Get ready for an amazing adventure under a rainbow of cosmic light.