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Whitworth Ferguson Planetarium
SUNY Buffalo State 
Buffalo, NY 14222

planetarium@buffalostate.edu


Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.  - Carl Sagan
Public Programs February 8 - 22

Two Small Pieces of Glass - The Amazing Telescope
6:00 pm on Saturdays

This program follows two students as they explore the night sky with an 
astronomer at a local star party. Along the way, the students learn the 
history of the telescope from Galileo’s child-like spyglass — using two 
small pieces of glass — to the launch of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space 
Telescope and beyond. Geared for audiences of all ages, the show 
explores many wonders discovered by astronomers over the last 
400 years. View the trailer here

This program includes a 15-minute tour of the planets and easy to find 
constellations visible in February. 

Total run time: Approximately 50 minutes
Most appropriate for families and ages 5 and above.



Jewels of the Winter Sky
7:30 pm on Saturdays

Clear, cold winter nights reveal views of constellations 
such as Orion, Taurus, and Gemini and the opportunity to 
see differences in star colors and brightness. Did you know 
that the brightest star in the night sky is Sirius and not the 
North Star/Polaris? Sirius is best seen in winter - find out 
where it is! 

Also learn about where to find the planets visible this month 
and several other Jewels of the Winter Sky.

Run time: Approximately 45 minutes
Appropriate for ages 5 and above.

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