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Upcoming Events at the Brown Planetarium

Contributed by: Dayna Thompson
Published: Thursday, 01 June 2017 1:00 PM
The Charles W. Brown Planetarium
Summer 2017
Free Public Programs

One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure

Saturdays: June 3, 17 | July 15, 29 | August 5, 12, 19 @ 5:00pm
Cost: FREE, Solar eclipse viewers will be available for a minimum donation of $2 each!

One World, One Sky is a brilliant spectacle of light and color that follows Sesame Street's Big Bird and Elmo as they explore the night sky with Hu Hu Zhu, a new friend from China. Together, they take an imaginary trip from Sesame Street to the moon, where they discover how different it is from Earth. They will also find shapes in the sky that will help them find the North Star. This cross-cultural adventure opens children's eyes to the sky, helping them see how people all over the world are connected.
Most suitable for ages PreK-2nd grade and kids of all ages

Eclipse: The Sun Revealed
Fridays: June 2, 16 | July 14, 28 | August 4, 11, 18 @ 6:30pm
Saturdays: June 3, 17 | July 15, 29 | August 5, 12, 19 @ 6:30pm
Cost: FREE, solar eclipse viewers will be available for a minimum donation of $2 each!

Are you ready for the total solar eclipse of 2017? Although Muncie is not in the path of totality, the city will see the Moon block roughly 93% of the Sun’s surface. Come learn how to safely watch an eclipse, and about scientific discoveries that have been supported by total solar eclipses. This show also uses beautiful visuals to explore the historical and cultural view of solar and lunar eclipses, and explains the geometry that creates these awe-inspiring sights.
Most suitable for everyone ages 10+

Planetarium Information:
  • Planetarium programs typically last 45-55 minutes.
  • No tickets or reservations are required, but plan to arrive early as seating is done on a first-come, first-serve basis. We do our best to open doors 30 minutes before show time.
  • There is no food or drink allowed in the planetarium.
  • Children 12 years and under should be accompanied by an adult.
  • The Charles W. Brown Planetarium is located on the west end of the Cooper Science Complex, located along Riverside Avenue.
For directions and parking information, as well as general policies, please visit the Charles W. Brown Planetarium website.
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