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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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!

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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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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