The Casper Planetarium Is Open With Restrictions

In order to protect our community and our staff, please keep the following in mind. PLEASE STAY HOME IF YOU ARE SICK; DO NOT VISIT SCHOOL DISTRICT SITES OR BUILDINGS IF YOU OR A FAMILY MEMBER HAS A FEVER OF 100.4 OR MORE. The Planetarium is a part of the…

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Not the Same Gift Everyone Else Gets

Got a curious young scientist on your birthday 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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Cosmic Journey

cosmic journey

Tour the cosmos with astrophysicist Dr. Stacy Palen as your guide! Cosmic Journey tells the story of the universe from a uniquely human perspective. Drift through images from the Hubble Space Telescope and other NASA Great Observatories in a fulldome experience like no other.

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Exoplanets: Worlds of Wonder

exoplanets worlds of wonder

Tuesday – Friday 4:15 recommend for ages 6 and up Join mankind’s first space probe as it journeys outside our solar system to the many new worlds astronomers are discovering beyond.  Visit gas giants caught in a deadly dance with their host stars, frozen rogue planets hurling through space, molten…

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A Great Time to Look For Mars!

Look for Mars in the night sky after sunset. Look for a reddish-orange dot in the Southern sky. Mars is visible now and was at it’s brightest in October. We will be able to see Mars most of the winter. Visit our Mars display here at the Planetarium. What TV…

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Not Just Another Pretty Spinning Disk

Euler’s (pronounced “oilers”) Disk is a scientific educational toy. It demonstrates the dynamics of a spinning and rolling disk on a flat or slightly concave surface, using a carefully calibrated disk that spins for a much longer time than ordinary disks (such as spinning a coin on a tabletop). It’s…

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Explore Mars From Home!

The citizen science website Zooniverse has a new Mars project that you can help with from home! The Planet Four project asks you to examine photos like the one above in order to identify patterns that are caused by geysers of gas erupting through the southern polar ice cap on…

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Fun items for any occasion!

The Casper Planetarium’s gift shop is loaded with all kinds of toys: tops and slinkies, super balls, goos, slimes, and putties, kaleidoscopes, magnetic sculptures, squish balls, splat aliens … a universe of choices! We have one entire display case that have items that are $2.50 or less! Or thinking bigger…

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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 previous direction of retired supervisor, Michele Wistisen and current Planetarium Supervisor Rod Kennedy.…

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Have fun with Putty … But Don’t Fill the Bathtub!

putty available in gift shop

We have lots of cool putties in our gift shop … magnetic putty, color-changing putty, clear glass putty, UV-reactive putty, glow-in-the-dark putty, shimmery metallic putty, and more. Sculpt it, splat it, twist it, roll it … but please, don’t do what the guy in this video did!

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