YLC Planetarium Afternoon Shows

The York County Astronomical Society, celebrating 16 years offering planetarium programs to the public, now offering Saturday evening programs for older family members at the York Learning Center Planetarium.

September 24, 2022

  • 2:00PM - One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure
  • 2:40PM - StarWatch
  • 3:20PM - Rusty Rocket’s Last Blast

The planetarium is located in the York Learning Center at 301 East 6th Avenue, York PA. Admission is $4.00 for adults, $3.00 for children and seniors. Admission to any second or third show is $1.00 each. Cash and most credit and debit cards are accepted.

Tickets go on sale at 1:30pm the day of the show.

Private show reservations are available for $40 for a 45 minute program for up to 60 people.

Online ticket sales are available ShowTix4u.com is hosting a ticket sales site for our programs. The site charges a non-refundable fee of about $1.25 per ticket and you are able to reserve a seat in the planetarium. Because of the pricing model of ShowTix4u.com, ticket purchases are for either the 2pm, 2:40pm, and 3:20pm group of shows, or the 7pm, 7:40pm, and 8:20pm group of shows. Please be curtious and not leave empty seats between groups. Planetarium Seating Click here to purchase online tickets

StarWatch

Learn how to find the planets and constellations that are visible in York’s night sky. Become a star watcher by exploring the current night sky, locate visible planets and constellations, and enjoy some sky lore. Receive a star map and get answers to questions such as:
* 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?
* Why does Jupiter have different colored clouds?

One World, One Sky

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!

Rusty Rockets Last Blast

After decades of teaching the basics of rocket physics, Rusty Rocket has decided this will be his last blast, and he already has plans for how he will spend his free time. Still there is one final mission to command: an introductory tour of the solar system for a new class of rocket rookies focusing on the wide variety of planetary environments. Along the way, we learn Rusty is related to every famous spacecraft to explore the solar system. He also emphasizes the immense distances between the planets using cars and jets for comparison.

For more information on events, scheduling a private party star watch, directions to the observing site, or for general Society information please contact us at info@astroyork.com or leave a voice message after the recording at 717 759-9227 or visit our Facebook page

The Planetarium wishes to recognize and thank the British Fulldome Institute for programming support.

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YCAS

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.