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


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Fall 2017 Public Programs
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This program presents the night sky in a family-friendly way where lots of questions are encouraged!  Learn about some of the easy-to-find constellations and planets that kids (and their parents) can locate in the night sky.

Also included is Perfect Little Planet - follow an alien family as they learn about our solar system in search of a perfect spot for their vacation!

Program is approximately 50 minutes long.
October 21: Planetarium closed
October 28 - November 18: Night Skies Through Kids' Eyes
October 28 - November 18: Skies of the Harvest
October 28 - December 30: Black Holes - The Other Side of Infinity
November 25 - December 30: Magical Skies of the Holiday Season
November 25 - December 30: Let It Snow (A Holiday Music Adventure)
Coming Up
Saturdays, September 30 - October 14
6:00 pm   Night Skies Through Kids' Eyes
7:30 pm   Skies of Early Fall  
As the heat of summer fades into cool, crisp nights of Autumn, we say goodbye to the stars of Summer and we start to see the return of the Fall stars. Learn where to find the constellations made of these stars and hear some of the mythology associated with them.

Also learn where to find the planets Saturn and Jupiter in the night sky and when to look for Mercury, Venus, and Mars.

Program is approximately 50 minutes long.