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Galaxy Club

Welcome

Parkland Staerkel Planetarium photo
We offer various educational programs for school field trips, Scout troops, day care groups, park recreation, civic groups, and others.

Our World of Science lectures provides a monthly forum in which a local scientist discusses his or her specialties.

Enjoy weekend public Planetarium shows for residents of all ages. Explore this website for descriptions of our current shows. Contact us at planetariaum@parkland.edu. See our calendar for what's playing.

 


CONSTRUCTION UPDATE!!

Starting Tuesday, May 28, the planetarium front doors will be inaccessiable during day hours due to construction at the adjacent Parkland Theatre. There will also be no entrance to our circle drive in front. The planetarium is still open! Patrons coming to our evening programming or summer matinees should park in the M-1 lot north of the dome, walk up the walk, and enter through our back entrance. Look for the signs. Groups visiting by way of buses should also go to the M-1 lot, north of the planetarium, and pull into the marked bus lane. Pull up as far as you can to let off the kids. You may park your bus here for the duration of the show. Cars should not park in the bus lane! A map can be found here.


Planets

"The Planets" returns for the dome! Showing Fri/Sat nights at 8pm.

Join us for a breathtaking tour of our own planetary system, including some of the latest discoveries.  See how our solar system may have formed and then visit planets in other star systems far beyond our own.  The show originally written and distributed by the Southeastern Planetarium Association and is narrated by Kate Mulgrew of “Star Trek:  Voyager” fame.   Tickets are $5 adults; $4 students, seniors, & kids, all sold at the door. Starts March 7th at 8pm!  

 

 

 

 

 



meteorite

See the Goose Kaler Meteorite Collection now on display in our lobby

On loan from the Kaler family, the meteorite collection contains samples from Canyon Diablo, Esquel (Argentina), Gibeon (Namibia), and Sikhote-Alin (Siberia). The "monster" of the collection is a 16 kilogram iron meteorite that you can touch. A brochure containing background information on the samples can be picked up in our lobby or you can download one here.

 

 


Big Bird"One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure"now showing on Saturday nights!

Explore the night sky with our friends from Sesame StreetTM. Join Big Bird, Elmo, and Hu Hu Zhu as they take an imaginary trip to the Moon. See how the Moon is different from the Earth and learn how to find the Big Dipper and North Star from your backyard. This interactive show for young children was co-produced by the Adler Planetarium, Sesame Workshop, the Beijing Planetarium, and Liberty Science Center. "One World, One Sky" comes to us through a generous grant from thePNCFoundation and their "Grow Up Great" program.  Tickets are $5 adults; $4 students, seniors, & kids, all sold at the door.

 

 


ZulaComing to the dome this summer! Zula Patrol!!!

Stay tuned for details!