Whitworth Ferguson Planetarium
Department of Earth Sciences and Science Education
SUNY Buffalo State
Buffalo, NY 14222


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Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.  - Carl Sagan
Public Programs on Saturdays: May 27 - June 17
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Saturdays at 6:00 pm

Night Skies of Late Spring and Early Summer is a live presentation which will discuss the constellations, planets, and other celestial objects visible in the night skies of late spring and early summer.

As temperatures get warmer, mighty Jupiter and dazzling Saturn area easily seen in the southern sky among the constellations of Virgo and Ophiuchus as the ever-present Big Dipper and Little Dipper circle in the north.

Also, get ready for the Great American Solar Eclipse of 2017!

Total program is approximately 50 minutes long.

Saturdays at 7:30 pm

Take a trip through Earth's climate engine in Dynamic Earth. Follow energy from the Sun as it affects our atmosphere, oceans and biosphere. Learn about the intricacies of our climate while traveling around the solar system, into the ocean depths, and through hurricane Katrina.

Audiences will ride along on swirling ocean and wind currents, dive into the heart of a monster hurricane, come face-to-face with sharks and gigantic whales, and fly into roiling volcanoes. We explore the relationship between Earth and the Sun, life and the carbon cycle, Earth’s climate control system, and how human activities are changing our planet. Learn how dynamic planet Earth really is! Narrated by Liam Neeson. View a trailer here.

Program includes a 15 minute tour of the night sky.

Total program is approximately 50 minutes long.
June 24 -  July 22:  No Public Programs (private groups by appointment)

Saturdays July 29 - August 26
6:00 & 7:30 pm The 2017 Great American Solar Eclipse
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