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

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Please scroll down for Winter programs.
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Winter 2018 Public Programs
January 27 - March 17
Saturdays at 6:00 pm

Supernovae, black hole collisions, and supervolcanoes!

EXPLODING UNIVERSE explores the products of devastating explosions and how they lead to new creation.

Follow the path of a high energy particle, a proton, as it participates in nature’s astounding events of rebirth and renewal. Click HERE to watch the trailer for EXPLODING UNIVERSE

Program also includes a 15 minute tour of the northern winter sky including constellations such as Casseiopeia, Ursa Major, and Draco.

Total program is approximately 50 minutes long.
Appropriate for ages 5 and up.
Spring 2018:  ASTRONAUT! and Skies of Spring
Coming Up
Saturdays at 7:30 pm

DIAMONDS OF WINTER is a live program that discusses the constellations, planets, and other celestial objects visable in the WNY sky in January through March.

Learn about familiar constellations such as Orion and Taurus, discover where to locate the brightest nighttime star, and explore the Winter Circle of bright stars.

Although cold temperatures often keep people inside, winter is one of the best times for star gazing. Learn what to look for and where to look!

Total program is approximately 50 minutes long.
Appropriate for ages 7 and up.