2016 Shows and Events
The Mathematical Universe
Black Holes and Dark Matter
Astronomy uses Mathematics to describe and predict the past, present and future states of the Universe. Dark Energy and Dark matter are 95% of everything but are not the matter and energy we are familiar with 5% of the Universe. This talk will discuss what Mathematics tells us about the Dark Universe. Presentation by Steve Kocsis intended for adults.
Santa on Space Station - NASA image
Learn how aliens celebrate Christmas and how Christmas is celebrated on the moon. Meet astronaut Santa and astronaut reindeer. Find out how Santa gets into space with and without his reindeer. Find out how Santa delivers presents in space and lands on the moon. View real and imaginary astronauts enjoying Christmas.
The last three months of 2016 have full moons at the nearest to our planet as it orbits Earth. This will
cause larger and brighter full moons. The November full moon will be the closest, 14% larger and 30% brighter. It will not
be until 2034 that a closer supermoon will appear. The talk will explain the supermoon and why the moon is essential for
life on earth.
Colors of the Cosmos
Presentation by visiting astronomer Dennis Mammana
$5 for adults.
Earth Day Humor
Earth Day is
April 22nd this year but you can celebrate early. Enjoy with a lighthearted
look at this annual worldwide event held to demonstrate support for
environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now
celebrated in more than 192 countries each year. Learn the history of Earth Day
and how humor is used to encourage environmentally friendly behavior every day
of the year.
Two shows: one at planetarium, one at valley library
Presenter: Cristna Della Rosa
Image circa 2015
School Group Presentations
- Harborview elementary school
- Montessori Elementary Schools
- Fifth graders
Community Group Presentation
- Girl scouts
- Private group neighborhood children