No matter the weather or the time of year, there’s always an incredible view of the stars and planets from inside our new Digital Planetarium!
From astronomy topics to monsters of the deep sea and rockin’ laser shows, the new digital software provides fun, reliable and flexible educational programs for the public, school audiences, afterschool programs, summer camps and significantly enhances the visitor experience.
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PLANETARIUM SHOW SCHEDULE
Season of Light: Exploring traditional Winter Solstice celebrations and the story of the Star of Bethlehem.
Let It Snow & Wonders of the Winter Sky: Festive musical favorites enhanced with full-dome animation followed by a tour of tonight’s constellations.
Special shows on December 23, 26, 27, 30, January 2 and 3 due to school break
Members always receive free admission to museum and Planetarium with membership card
Planetarium show admission: $4 with admission to Roberson
Adult Admission Package: Museum and Planetarium admission, $12
Student/Senior Admission Package: Museum and Planetarium admission: $10
Zoo/Discovery Center Members: Museum and Planetarium admission: $6
Reciprocal Memberships: Museum and Planetarium Admission, $4
Roberson’s Digital Planetarium is a 55 seat planetarium serving thousands of school children and general public every year.
Public programs are educational and entertaining and are presented every weekend on Saturday and Sunday. The public programs change periodically and all programs include a star talk about our night sky.
Roberson’s Digital Planetarium can be reserved for groups as part of meetings or a special treat for your organization.
A variety of educational programs are offered to school groups and can be scheduled for other organizations. Educational programs available are listed below.
Contact the Planetarium at
Roberson Museum and Science Center
(607) 772-0660 ext.236
Education: Planetarium Programs
Planetarium programs can be booked separately for $140/class, ($5.60/student for groups larger than 25 with a maximum of 50).
(K through 1)
An entertaining introduction for very young students to explore the night sky and discover how a planetarium works. Time permitting, an additional animated program may be included.
(Grades 2 and up)
View seasonal stars and constellations as well as a program based on a current space topic (such as the Hubble Space Telescope, Moons of Saturn, etc). Content varies dependent on age level.
Solar System Tour
(Grades 2 and up)
Travel the Solar System from the Sun to beyond Pluto. Content varies dependent on age level.
Mission to Mars
(Grades 3 and up)
An excellent option for students who already have a general knowledge of our solar system. The red planet is now hosting a variety of missions and our planetarium is the perfect venue to share the latest findings.
(Grades 3 through 7)
Navigate the night sky with Native American lore, comparing indigenous constellation stories with those of Classical mythology.
(Grades 3 through 8)
The sky and the stars were of great importance to nearly every ancient civilization. Learn how the Norse, Egyptians, Incans, and other cultures interpreted the constellations.
Comprehensive Night Sky
(Grades 4 and up)
Viewing stars and constellations throughout each season of the year, students will learn how to read a sky map and learn some classic constellation stories. Star distance and color will also be investigated.
Earth Science Review
(Grades 8 and up)
An explanation of celestial coordinates, Sun and moon positions in the sky, Moon phases, and more. Content can be catered to students’ needs (call ext. 236 for requests).
All shows include a look at the night sky and may include newly discovered information. Updates from NASA are added monthly. Teachers can request a copy of the current sky map.
Thank You! Support for Roberson’s Digital Planetarium is provided by:
Additional funding for Roberson is provided, in part, by general operating support grants from the United Cultural Fund, a program of the Broome County Arts Council and the New York State Council on the Arts.