Barlow Public Schedule:  Planetarium and Rock Laser 

Planetarium Show Schedule

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Barlow InteriorThe Barlow Planetarium offers public programming everyday of the week except Mondays.  Family shows are geared for the young and young-at-heart.  Feature shows are geared for the older student or adult that already has an established interested in astronomy.  Wisconsin Skies is for the visitor that wants to get the most current and in-depth astronomy information possible.  Each show ends with a tour of the current nighttime sky – stars, constellations and planets – as seen from the Fox Valley and Northeast Wisconsin.

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: The Barlow will be closed September 1-12 for maintenance!

SHOW TIMES starting September 13, 2014

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ADMISSION

- FREE FOR BARLOW MEMBERS!
- $7 for Adults
- $6 for Students (age 13-18)
- $6 for College Students (with ID)
- $5 for Children (age 3-12)
- $5 for Seniors (age 60+)
- MULTIPLE SHOW DISCOUNTS ARE AVAILABLE
- GROUP DISCOUNTS ARE AVAILABLE
- FREE FOR ELIGIBLE ASTC PASSPORT MEMBERS!

BOX OFFICE HOURS
   TUE-SUN: 2-4 pm
   EVENINGS:  1/2 hour prior to first show
   PHONE & RECORDED INFO:  920-832-2848

 

ASTC PASS PROGRAM RESTRICTIONS

1) Based on your science center’s or museum’s location: Science centers/museums located within 90 miles of each other are excluded from the Travel Passport Program unless that exclusion is lifted by mutual agreement.

2) Based on residence: To receive Travel Passport Program benefits, you must live more than 90 miles away from the center/museum you wish to visit. Admissions staff reserve the right to request proof of residence for benefits to apply. Science centers and museums requesting proof of residence are marked by (Check IDs).

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SPECIAL PRESENTATION: "Will There Ever Be Another Earth" by Dr. Maggie TurnbullDr Maggie Turnbull

Friday, September 5, 2014 at 7:00
James W. Perry Hall
(Note:  Due to demand, the program has been moved from the Barlow to Perry Hall.)

Internationally known for her expertise in identifying star and planetary systems that are capable of supporting life, Dr Maggie Turnbull will discuss what it means to think about habitable planets orbiting other stars, the latest results in the search for those planets and her work with NASA in designing a new kind of observatory to detect Earth-like worlds.  Dr Turnbull was named in Wired magazine's "Smart List 2012:  50 people who will change the world," and runs the Global Science Institute from her home in Antigo.

Sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley's Barlow Planetarium, Wisconsin Alumni Association: Fox Valley Chapter, UWFox Student Activities Office, UW-Fox Valley Foundation, Donna and Perry Kidder, Jim and Joy Perry, and Alan and Sharon Blake.

This event is free and open to the public, but reservations are necessary due to limited seating and can be made by contacting Alan Peche at alan.peche@uwc.edu.

Following the presentation, If the weather is favorable, telescopes will be available for viewing the Moon (and other celestial objects).

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MONTHLY SPECIAL EVENT:  Barlow Family Astronomy Night - OctoberFamily Astronomy Night

Saturday, October 4, 2014, 6:00 to 9:00 pm (Sunset at 6:29 pm)

Get the full Barlow astronomy experience:  planetarium shows and telescopes all on one astronomy-packed evening.

  • 6:00 pm | MoonWitch/Fright Light Hybrid
  • 7:00 pm | Two Small Pieces of Glass
  • 7:00 - 9:00 pm | Telescope Viewing featuring Moon, Mars, Saturn. . .

PLEASE NOTE REGARDING BARLOW FAMILY ASTRONOMY NIGHT

  • SINCE ALL SHOWS ARE NOT AGE APPROPRIATE FOR ALL VISITORS, EACH OF THE SHOWS IS PRICED INDIVIDUALLY. 
  • FOR VISITORS WHO ARE INTERESTED IN SEEING ALL THE SHOWS THERE ARE MULTIPLE SHOW DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE AT THE BOX OFFICE.
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Laser Shows - LASERS RETURN IN OCTOBER 3, 2014

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SkyLase ImageEach winter, the Barlow Planetarium allows guests to experience rock music with all their senses!  Just don't hear the music - see and feel it as well.  Music is brought alive using Barlow’s 10,000 watts of digital sound, the latest full-color and full-dome laser projection technology, and the incredible full-theater virtual-reality capabilities of the Barlow’s Digistar.

PLEASE NOTE:  DUE TO THE LOUD NATURE OF THE MUSIC AND STROBING LIGHT EFFECTS, ROCK LASER SHOWS ARE NOT RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN!

 

SHOW TIMES THROUGH JANUARY 30, 2015

DATE 7 PM 8 PM

Friday

October 3, 2014

PINK FLOYD DOUBLE FEATURE - The Wall & Dark Side of the Moon

Fridays

October 10, 17, 24

Laser Beatles Pink Floyd's The Wall

Saturdays

October 11, 18, 25

Fright Light Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon

Friday

October 31

PINK FLOYD DOUBLE FEATURE - The Wall & Dark Side of the Moon

Fridays

November 7, 14, 21

Laser Vinyl Pink Floyd's The Wall

Saturdays

November 8, 15, 22

Laser Metallica Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon

Friday

November 28

PINK FLOYD DOUBLE FEATURE - The Wall & Dark Side of the Moon

Fridays

December 5, 12, 19

Laser Holidays Pink Floyd's The Wall

Saturdays

December 6, 13, 20

LaserX Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon

Friday

December 27

PINK FLOYD DOUBLE FEATURE - The Wall & Dark Side of the Moon

Friday

January 2

Laser Holidays Pink Floyd's The Wall

Saturday

January 3

LaserX Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon

Fridays

January 9, 16, 23

LaseRetro Pink Floyd's The Wall

Saturdays

January 10, 17, 24

Laser Zeppelin Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon

Friday

January 30

PINK FLOYD DOUBLE FEATURE - The Wall & Dark Side of the Moon

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ADMISSION

- FREE FOR BARLOW MEMBERS!
- $9  per Person
- $14 per Person for Pink Floyd Double Feature
- MULTIPLE SHOW DISCOUNTS ARE AVAILABLE
- GROUP DISCOUNTS ARE AVAILABLE
- DISCOUNTED FOR ELIGIBLE ASTC PASSPORT MEMBERS!

BOX OFFICE HOURS
   TUE-SUN: 2-4 pm
   EVENINGS:  1/2 hour prior to first show
   PHONE & RECORDED INFO:  920-832-2848

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NEWSTAR Astronomy Club Meeting Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Meeting in Barlow Planetarium.

NEWSTAR is the Fox Cities local astronomy club. Our meetings are held on the third Wednesday of every month at 7:00 PM at UW-Fox Valley. Meetings are free and open to the public. Meetings usually include lectures, demonstrations or discussions on all things astronomical.   Additional information about NEWSTAR can be found here.