Wyoming Observe the Moon Night

Saturday, September 11th, 2021. The Casper Planetarium invites you to Wyoming Observe the Moon Night, September 11, 2021 at 6:30 pm. We are hosting this event in participation with the Science Zone, Central Astronomical Society, and the Girl Scouts of Wyoming. Our event is free and open to the public.…

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A Great Time to View “The Summer Triangle”

The Summer Triangle is a Northern Hemisphere asterism (stars of similar brightness recognized in a distinctive shape). Unlike many other asterisms, the Summer Triangle is actually a combination of stars from three separate constellations: Deneb, the brightest star in the constellation Cygnus the Swan; Vega, the brightest star in the…

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The Casper Planetarium Is Open

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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Wyoming Observe the Moon Night

The staff at the Casper Planetarium would like to invite you to our Wyoming Observe the Moon Night, September 11, 2021 at 6:30 pm (until 8:30 pm).  We are hosting this event in participation with the Science Zone, Central Wyoming Astronomical Society, and the Girl Scouts of Wyoming. We will…

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Legends of the Night Sky: Orion

Legends of the Night Sky:  Orion   Mythology comes to life in a fun-filled, animated adventure.  Accompanied by narrators Aesop the owl and Socrates the mouse, we follow Orion as he grows to manhood, battles mythical beasts, foils the plot of an evil king and wins the heart of Artemis, the…

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Summer Skies

Take a detailed tour of the prominent constellations that are visible during the summer months.  You’ll also learn about the evolution of the stars that make up these constellations. Run Time:  45 minutes                Recommended for ages 8 and up

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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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