Cell! Cell! Cell!

You are made of 70 trillion living cells. They work. They talk. They think. They are what make you alive. This is the story of the trillions of cells that form our bodies, from our beginnings as a single cell to the complexity of a whole body: it’s the story…

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We Are Stars

What are we made of? Where did it all come from? From the Big Bang to life on Earth today, explore the secrets of our cosmic chemistry, and our explosive origins. Connect life on Earth to the evolution of the Universe by following the formation of hydrogen atoms to the…

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Mars One Thousand One

In the not-too-distant future, human beings will make our first trip to Mars. This remarkable full-dome show imagines what that will be like. While you’ll pick up plenty of information about Mars and space travel, this show plays like a movie. It features live actors working on specially constructed sets…

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Stocking Stuffer Bonanza!

The Casper Planetarium’s gift shop is loaded with great stocking stuffers: tops and slinkies, super balls and mini-light sabers, goos and slimes and putties, kaleidoscopes, magnetic stackers, squish balls, splat aliens … a universe of choices! Or think outside the stocking with science kits that let kids build their own…

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Casper Planetarium Shows Play Around the World

The Casper Planetarium does more than show programs created by others.   We create original programs in-house which are shown in planetariums all over the world, and much of that work is done by student interns under the direction of Planetarium Supervisor Michele Wistisen and Planetarium Technician Rod Kennedy. For the…

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Transit of Mercury on November 11

transit of Mercury

The planet Mercury will pass directly between the Earth and the Sun on the morning of November 11. Such an occurrence is called a transit, and it means that Mercury will be visible (through telescopes — the planet is far too small to see with the naked eye) against the…

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A Universe of Surprises

Did you know you can attend an event at the prestigious Adler Planetarium in Chicago without leaving Casper? For the past 3 years, the Casper Planetarium has been part of the Kavli Fulldome Lecture Series — talks by world-class scientists that are simulcast from the Adler into domes around the…

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Spooky Sciencey Halloween for Three Days Only!

Halloween can trace its origins back to a number of ancient festivals, from the Celtic Samhain to Christian All Hallows Eve. But there’s also science in its origins. Ancient people used astronomy and constructions such as Stonehenge to keep track of seasons and know when to plant and when to…

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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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