The Sky Tonight

When

Saturdays & Sundays, 2pm

Where

Planetarium

Who

Families, General

Admission Tickets

Take an awe-inspiring tour of the night sky as seen from our area, with topics ranging from visible planets and bright stars, to meteor showers, alien planets, and upcoming rocket launches!

In May, we’ll cover springtime sights like Leo the lion and a cluster with a slightly goofy name: “Berenice’s Hair,” or Coma Berenices. Coma Berenices—Bernice’s Hair. It’s a cluster that is distant enough that the individual stars are just barely visible to the unaided eye.

In June, the three bright stars of the Summer Triangle will become visible long before the sky gets its darkest. This simple star figure contains many surprises, including thousands of planets circling other suns, one of the nearest black holes, and the remains of a star that exploded a thousand years ago.

In July, take a look at the summer night sky and participate in a live demonstration of why Orion, as big and bright as he is, can be hard to find at this time of year.

Recommended for ages 8+; 60-minute live and interactive show. Advance reservations are encouraged.

 

Sponsored by Domino Sugar Yonkers Refinery.