Our Observe the Moon Party Just Got Bigger!

This Saturday, October 5th, is International Observe the Moon Night. We’ll have telescopes on the lawn for everyone who wants to get a good look at the first quarter Moon (and Saturn and Jupiter, too). You can check out our mini-observatory and try the telescope there, get a great view…

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Observe the Moon with Us!

Saturday, October 5, is International Observe the Moon Night. The Casper Planetarium is celebrating with a telescope viewing party and FREE shows that evening. From 6:30 to 9 pm, everyone is welcome to stop by and get a good look at the first quarter Moon. Our new mini-observatory will be…

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8 More Shows to Choose From

The Casper Planetarium has added eight more shows to our library of full-dome programs. Several of them are playing as our featured shows for the fall season, and all of them are available for school classes, clubs, pre-schools, or any other group that wants to arrange a showing. (For details…

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Imagine the Moon

The Moon has always fired our imagination. Imagine the Moon explores how the Moon has inspired human creativity, learning, and exploration ever since we have looked to the sky. Each discovery has brought new opportunities to contemplate and imagine, until, driven by dreams, we left Earth and went there in the…

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Explore

Have you ever wondered how our modern spacecraft can navigate quickly and accurately to Earth orbit and beyond? Find out in Explore, the lavish fulldome production from Creative Planet. It’s the story of humanity’s fascination with the stars — from ancient stargazers and astrologers to the breakthrough discoveries of Nicolaus…

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We Are Aliens!

The human race is connected better than ever before, but could we one day be part of a galactic community sharing our knowledge and ideas? Or is Earth the only planet with life? This show takes you on an epic ride in the hunt for the evidence of alien life.…

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“Theatre of the Mind” for Kids (of all ages)

toad books

Jane Yolen’s Commander Toad books have delighted a generation of kids. Now Stage III Community Theatre and the Casper Planetarium bring 3 of them to life in this unique approach to story-telling. Live actors appear and disappear as they speak from behind the dome. The dome itself is filled with…

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Moon Shows for the Summer

moon quarter view

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the first human Moon landing, we have 4 Moon-themed shows playing during the final week of August. Tuesday through Friday at 11 am, we show Larry Cat in Space. Kids will pick up lots of Moon facts as they enjoy the adventures of…

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A New Show Every Week This Summer!

We’re excited to present 11 new shows at the Casper Planetarium this summer. From June 12 through August 23, we’ll have a new show each week, playing for 3 days only — Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Some of them are space-themed, but we’ll also have shows about earthquakes, dinosaurs, oceans,…

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Lobby Display: the Apollo Missions

Our current lobby displays celebrate the Apollo Moon Missions, which took humans to their first off-Earth landing 50 years ago. Do your kids know who the first human on the Moon was? Do you know how small the space was that housed two astronauts in the Lunar Landing Module? (Spoiler…

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