The York County Astronomical Society, celebrating 18 years offering planetarium programs to the public, now offering Saturday evening programs for older family members at the York Learning Center Planetarium.
Saturday, March 16, 2024
- 2:00PM - One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure
- 2:40PM - StarWatch
- 3:20PM - Defying Gravity: It IS Rocket Science!
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.
Private show reservations are available for $40 for a 45 minute program for up to 60 people.
In person ticket sales start at 1:30pm the day of the show.
Online ticket sales are available ShowTix4u.com is hosting a ticket sales site for our programs until 2 hours before showtime. 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 the 2pm, 2:40pm, and 3:20pm group of shows. Please be curtious and not leave empty seats between groups. Click here to purchase online tickets You do not need to print the tickets, just present photo identification.
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!
Defying Gravity: It is Rocket Science!
Meet Apollo Aurora, host of the Planetarium Channel’s universally loved gravity news source, Defying Gravity, It Is Rocket Science! With special robot correspondents Apple 1-6-8-6 and EGR-1, Apollo and her team will explore rocket power, gravity on other planets, monstrous black holes and even what keeps us grounded on Earth! Tune into this brand new planetarium show and uncover the mysteries of gravity.