The Winter Night Sky

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Join us at 8pm to learn about the planets, stars and constellations that are visible in the night sky this winter in this presenter-led show.

Sit back and relax in the high-back, reclined seats in the Stardome’s 360-degree immersive theatre as your presenter takes you on a virtual tour of the night sky for the month of your visit.

After the show you will get to look through courtyard telescopes if the weather is fine (included in the price of the show), or experience a special tour of the night sky through the Large Zeiss Telescope for an additional $10. Don’t forget to wrap up in a warm coat! Looking up at the stars and planets through telescopes or under the open observatory dome can be very chilly, so we advise wearing warm clothes.

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Please arrive at least 15 minutes early for shows. Late entry into the planetarium is not possible once the show has started.

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Approximately 1.5 hours (with courtyard telescope viewing)



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Adults $15
Children $12
Family (2 adults + 3 children) $40
Starlight Explorer Annual Pass FREE
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Family8+ years
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