2014 Shows and Events
Poster by Isabella
Flying Blue Marble
When you sit in traffic for
awhile and it's hard to believe that anything anywhere is
moving. But, despite its appearance, our world is whirling through space
in seven different directions at more than a million miles per hour. This
is a program that will surely leave your head spinning!
Presentation by visiting astronomer Dennis Mammana.
$5 for adults
A Year of Cosmic Delights
Presentation by visiting astronomer Dennis Mammana
As we once again turn the
page on the calendar, an exciting new year of celestial events comes into view:
eclipses, lunar and planetary conjunctions, meteor showers and more.
A fun-filled preview of what promises to be a fascinating year in the skies over Juneau!
$5 fee for adults
Dark matter, Dark Energy and the Fate of the Universe
Presentation for adult audiences by Steve Kocsis
Find out why "if the universe is constantly expanding how come the sky never gets any bigger?"
Calvin and Hobbs
Night Sky Photography Workshop
Feb. 15 (23)
All day fee class by Dennis Mammana
Aphrodite and Venus
Mythology and Astronomy presentation by Ken Fix.
Aphrodite is the Greek goddess of love, beauty, pleasure and procreation. She is identified with the planet Venus; her Roman equivalent is the goddess Venus."
Venus de Milo fly trap by Jeff Brown (2010)
Space Trucker Bruce movie
Movie by local director. Suitable for teenagers up.
Learn more at www.spacetruckerbruce.com
International Space Station
NASA image Expedition 40
Ares and Mars
Mythology and Astronomy presentation by Ken Fix
"Ares is the Greek god of war. He is one of the Twelve Olympians, and the son of Zeus and Hera. In Greek literature, he often represents the physical or violent and untamed aspect of war, in contrast to his sister the armored Athena, whose functions as a goddess of intelligence include military strategy and generalship."
Earth Day at the Glacier
Planetarium has table with solar system puzzle and make a constellation activity. 50 people stopped by.
School Group Presentations
- Summer Day Care (two visits)
- Path to Excellence Summer Academy
- Juneau Youth Services (two visits)
Two birthday parties
- Montessori (7 and 8)
- Glacier Valley (3rd)
- UAS Astronomy Class (adults, three visits)
- Harborview (elementary)
- Harborview Science Night (elementary)
- Rally (236 students at five presentations)
- Two pre-school classes
- Gastineau Elementary Kindergarten
- Path to Excellence Summer Academy - Navigating with the Stars. High school students.
- UAS Astronomy Class (51 students at four presentations)
- IDEA Families Homeschool
- 2nd Graders