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: April 1 - April 22**
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**We have shortened this run due to computer issues. Thank you for your patience.

Saturdays at 6:00 pm

Spring Skies Over Western NY is a live presentation which will discuss the constellations, planets, and other celestial objects visible in the night skies of Western NY in April and early May.

Learn about the last chance to see Orion before he "disappears" for the summer. Also learn how to find Leo the Lion and other well-known constellations.

Although Venus has left the western sky after sunset, find out when to view her in the eastern sky before sunrise and where to easily see mighty Jupiter!

Total program is approximately 50 minutes long.

Saturdays at 7:30 pm

Humans have long imagined exotic and intriguing worlds beyond our solar system. However, in recent years, science fiction has become science fact! Planets Beyond Our Solar System gives an update on discoveries of exoplanets - planets around other stars including the recent announcement about 7 planets around the star Trappist-1 as well as results from the Kepler Space Telescope and others.

This program also includes Undiscovered Worlds: The Search Beyond Our Sun - an immersive presentation showing what our sophisticated telescopes and detection techniques are discovering about other solar systems. View a trailer here.

Total program is approximately 50 minutes long.
April 23 - May 13: No public programs

Saturdays May 20 - June 24
6:00 pm Night Skies of Late Spring and Early Summer
7:30 pm Dynamic Earth

July 1 - 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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