“Dinosaurs at Dusk” … Wow!

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This week’s featured show at the Casper Planetarium is unlike any other show we’ve played before. Join teenage adventurer Lucy and her father, a scientist and pilot, on a journey into the Cretaceous Period. There’s nothing quite like seeing a flock of Quetzalcoatluses, one of the largest flying animals of…

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New this Summer — Earth Science Camp at the Planetarium

Our Summer Astronomy Camps have a new partner — an Earth Science Camp designed for curious 9- and 10-year-olds. Amber French will help kids get to know more about the world we live in … from habitats and ecosystems to animals and weather. Her knowledge and enthusiasm are infectious, and…

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Sign Up Now for Summer Astronomy Camps!

2019 is the 50th anniversary of the first time human beings set foot on the Moon. This summer’s astronomy day camps for our older students will focus on that achievement, while camps for younger kids teach the basics about our corner of the galaxy. Why choose Casper Planetarium Summer Camps…

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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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Getting Kids Excited About Earth Science

We didn’t even have to get to the classroom at Park School to see how much kids like Amber French’s science lessons. You could hear it in the halls. “Hey, it’s the science lady!” “Oh, boy … are you coming to OUR class today?” The lesson of the day was…

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Just for Fun

Animals seem to like the Planetarium, or at least our lawn. Our regular visitors include a flock of turkeys in the fall … deer, antelope and bunnies in the summer … and playful squirrels in the spring. We can’t resist watching them, any more than they can resist our bird…

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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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See the Universe through NASA’s Eyes

NASA’s Juno spacecraft is about to makes one of its close passes by Jupiter. You can see it … and a universe of other cool stuff … using the NASA’s Eyes app. NASA’s Eyes is is free download that lets you explore the planets and moons of our solar system…

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Reaching Further into Space

In November of this year, NASA’s Voyager 2 space probe crossed the boundary of the heliosphere and reached interstellar space.   This makes Voyager 1 and 2 the furthest human-made objects from Earth.  They have been on their journey of discovery for 41 years now, and will continue until their plutonium…

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Not the Same Gift Everyone Else Got

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Got a curious young scientist on your holiday gift list?   Delight them with Science Kits from the Casper Planetarium.   The Green Rocket kit lets them use a recycled magazine and 2 plastic bottles to blast a paper rocket up to 80 feet in the air.   Build a 5-inch generator that…

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