Planetarium Shows

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SHOW TIMES through OCTOBER 31, 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-FRI: 2-4 pm
   SAT & SUN:  1-4 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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MONTHLY SPECIAL EVENT: Barlow Family Astronomy Night - NovemberFamily Astronomy Night

Saturday, November 1, 2014, 6:00 to 9:00 pm (Sunset at 5:44 pm)

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

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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Feature Shows
(grade 5 & above)

For visitors who have an established interest in astronomy and space, the Barlow Planetarium presents feature shows on astronomy and space topics.

Two Small Pieces of GlassBad Astronomy Title

September 13 - November 21, 2014

While attending a local star party, two students learn how the telescope has helped us understand our place in space and how telescopes continue to expand our understanding of the Universe. Their conversation with a local astronomer enlightens them on the history of the telescope and the discoveries these wonderful tools have made. The students see how telescopes work and how the largest observatories in the world use these instruments to explore the mysteries of the universe.  Each show concludes with a tour of the current nighttime sky – stars, constellations and planets – as seen from the Fox Valley and Northeast Wisconsin.

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COMING SOON - FEATURE SHOWS

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Begins

November 22, 2014

Begins

January 7, 2014

 

Family Shows
(grade 4 & below)

For the visitors that are young and young-at-heart that are looking for a light, fun and educational astronomy experience, the Barlow Planetarium presents family shows on astronomy.

 

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October 4 - 30, 2014

A combination of planetarium show and family laser show all in one. Part I: On Halloween, while trick-or-treating with her little brother Billy, Diana notices that no matter where she goes the Moon seems to follow. After returning home, her parents explain the appearance and motion the Moon discover how, in the past, the Moon has been seen as frightening and use their imaginations to find a man, a rabbit, a frog, and even a moon witch on the Moon. After learning that the Moon is only a ball in space, Diana shares her knowledge with her teacher and classmates as they experiment on why the Moon has phases. Part II: A short a tour of the current nighttime sky – stars, constellations and planets – as seen from the Fox Valley and Northeast Wisconsin. Finally, the show concludes with family friendly selections of the popular Halloween laser show Fright Light.

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COMING SOON - FAMILY SHOWS

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Begins

November 1, 2014

Begins

November 22, 2014

Begins

January 6, 2015

 

Family Laser Shows
(grade 4 & below)

For the visitors that are young and young-at-heart that are looking for a light, fun and educational astronomy experience, the Barlow Planetarium presents family shows on astronomy.

 

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November 1-20, 2014
PLEASE NOTE: The Barlow will be closed
September 1-12 for maintenance!

A laser program that celebrates the accomplishments and dreams of humanity. Utilizing a wonderful mix of pop, classic rock, oldies, adult contemporary and patriotic music, Laser Spirit is a motivating laser show that will make you proud to be a visionary, idealist, achiever, and American.

FEATURING: Summon the Heroes by John Williams / Beautiful Day by U2 / Music by Madonna / Beatles Medley by The Beatles / Reach by Gloria Estefan / Santorini by Yanni / Birds Fly by Icicle Works / Carry On Wayward Son by Kansas / Fanfare for the Common Man by Aaron Copland / America the Beautiful & God Bless the USA by Lee Greenwood.

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COMING SOON - FAMILY SHOWS

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Begins

November 21, 2014

Begins

January 8, 2015

 

 

Barlow Planetarium Family Astronomy Night

Planetariums offered the very first form of virtual reality.  However, to get the full astronomy experience, everyone should spend time under and observing the real sky as well.  Barlow Family Astronomy Night offers such an experience.  Each month on the Saturday evening on or after the First Quarter Moon, the Barlow offers the current family show at 6:00 pm and the current feature show at 7:00 pm. 

After each show, weather permitting, Barlow astronomers (laser pointers at the ready) and telescopes are available for showing you the real nighttime sky.  Expect to see Moon, planets (when available), constellations, star clusters and nebulae.  Telescope viewing is free with admission to any the Barlow shows.

Program time: 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Telescope Viewing: 7:00 - 9:00 pm (weather permitting)

PLEASE NOTE FOR 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.
  • October 4, 2014 (sunset 6:29 pm)
  • November 1, 2014 (sunset
  • November 29, 2014 (sunset 4:17 pm)
  • December 27, 2013 (sunset 4:21 pm)