Saturdays March 9 through April 20
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Skies of Spring
Saturdays at 6:00 pm
As temperatures warm and Earth continues its
journey around the Sun, we are able to view
different constellations and planets. Join us for
this live tour of Buffalo's spring sky and learn
where/when to view the objects in our
Total run time: Approximately 50 minutes
Best for: Ages 7 and older and adults. Children 4
and younger are not allowed in the planetarium
for most public shows due to safety concerns.
Saturdays at 7:30 pm
A fury is building on the surface of the Sun – high-velocity
jets, a fiery tsunami wave that reaches 100,000 kilometers
high, rising loops of electrified gas. What’s driving these
strange phenomena? How will they affect planet Earth?
Find the answers as we venture into the seething interior
of our star, the Sun!
Solar Superstorms is a major new production that takes
viewers into the tangle of magnetic fields and superhot
plasma that vent the Sun’s rage in dramatic flares, violent
solar tornadoes, and the largest eruptions in the solar
system: Coronal Mass Ejections.
The show features one of the most intensive efforts ever
made to visualize the inner workings of the sun, including
a series of groundbreaking scientific visualizations.
Includes an Astronomy Update presentation about current events in astronomy exploration and the night sky.
Total run time: Approximately 45 minutes
Best for: Ages 12 and above.