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Planetarium Programs – Waukesha

Jul 1, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

$4 – $5

Come to the Planetarium Programs in Waukesha this spring 2023!

The Horwitz DeRemer Planetarium is located at the Retzer Nature Center in Waukesha.

 

All shows are held at the Horwitz-DeRemer Planetarium located inside the Retzer Environmental Learning Center. Private show reservations are available for community groups, private parties, corporate events, or scout groups. If seats are available you can purchase them up to the time of the show. For more information or to register a group, call 262-970-4139. 

Tickets are available at https://hdplanetarium.ticketleap.com. 

 

Planetarium Programs April Schedule:

  • Wednesday 4/5 A-Z Astronomy: From 3 to 103! $4.00 per person
      • Explore the depths of space in a wild ride through the universe!
        Appealing to all ages, this family romp through the galaxies includes a roller coaster ride on our huge
        dome, a strange stop at a black hole by Mr. Shakespeare, a talking letter with a jelly-bean universe, and a
        trip to Egypt to explore hieroglyphs- the origins of our letters.
        Don’t miss any of our out-of-this-world ABC adventures!  From the aurora to the zodiac, the alphabet
        voyage will leave you spinning for more.
  • Wednesday 4/12 Space Quiz $4.00 per person
      • “Space Quiz” is a series of interactive and educational children’s films for digital planetariums.  This film
        shows the relationship between the three best known astronomical bodies- the Earth, Moon, and Sun, the
        solar system, and the phases of the Moon.  Which planet has the highest crater?  Why is the Moon
        sometimes lit?  What makes the Sun shine?  Which of the planets rolls on its side as it orbits the sun?
        These are just some of the questions that will be answered in this space quiz.  Everyone leaves a winner
        because even if you didn’t know all the right answers, you will have learned something!
  • Wednesday 4/19 Dynamic Earth $4.00 per person
      • “Space Quiz” is a series of interactive and educational children’s films for digital planetariums.  This film
        shows the relationship between the three best known astronomical bodies- the Earth, Moon, and Sun, the
        solar system, and the phases of the Moon.  Which planet has the highest crater?  Why is the Moon
        sometimes lit?  What makes the Sun shine?  Which of the planets rolls on its side as it orbits the sun?
        These are just some of the questions that will be answered in this space quiz.  Everyone leaves a winner
        because even if you didn’t know all the right answers, you will have learned something!
  • Wednesday 4/26 Galileo: The Power of the Telescope $4.00 per person
      • Two eyes and two pieces of glass revolutionized human understanding 400 years ago.  The eyes belonged
        to Galileo Galilei, and the curved pieces of glass were the lenses of his telescope.This show tells Galileo’s
        personal and powerful story and explores how his discoveries displaced long-held views about the
        universe.  The film takes you back in time to Pisa, Italy to experience Galileo’s early experiments with
        gravity and the laws of motion, his advocacy of the idea that the Earth revolves around the sun, and his
        work with early telescopes.  You see how his keen observations culminated in The Starry Messenger, an
        early masterpiece in which Galileo described all his dazzling discoveries in a straightforward, easy to
        understand way.

APRIL SATURDAY SHOWS

4/1, 4/8, 4/15, 4/29 11:00am Max Goes to the Moon $5.00 per person

4/1, 4/8, 4/15, 4/29 1:00pm Dynamic Earth $5.00 per person

4/22 11am, 11:45am, 12:30pm, 1:15pm Retzer Nature Center Earth Week Celebration Presentation: A Place Like No Other  FREE ADMISSION

Planetarium Programs May Schedule:

  • Wednesday 5/3  Sky Wars: Battles of Discovery $4.00 per person
  • Wednesday 5/10 One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure $4.00 per person
  • Wednesday 5/17 Defying Gravity $4.00 per person
  • Wednesday 5/24 A-Z Astronomy: From 3 to 103! $4.00 per person
  • Wednesday 5/31 Amazing Planet $4.00 per person

SATURDAY SHOWS

5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 5/27 11:00am Our Place in Space $5.00 per person

5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 5/27 1:00pm Sky Wars: Battles of Discovery $5.00 per person

Planetarium Programs June Schedule:

  • Wednesday 6/7 11:00am Mayan Archaeoastronomy: Observers of the Universe $4.00 per person
  • Wednesday 6/7 1:00pm Stargazers of Africa $4.00 per person
  • Wednesday 6/14 11:00am Stars of the Pharaohs $4.00 per person
  • Wednesday 6/14 1:00pm Seven Wonders $4.00 per person
  • Wednesday 6/21 11:00am Sky Tellers: Myths, Magic, and Mysteries of the Universe $4.00 per person
  • Wednesday 6/21 1:00pm Cleopatra’s Universe $4.00 per person
  • Wednesday 6/28 11:00am Rising Star $4.00 per person
  • Wednesday 6/28 1:00pm Living in Balance: Anishinaabe Star Knowledge $4.00 per person

SATURDAY SHOWS

6/3, 6/10, 6/17, 6/24 11:00am The Case of the Disappearing Planet $5.00 per person

6/3, 6/10, 6/17, 6/24 1:00pm It’s About Time: Cosmic Circles We Live By $5.00 per person

Planetarium Programs July Schedule:

  • Wednesday 7/5 11:00am George & Oatmeal Save Santa $4.00 per person
  • Wednesday 7/5 1:00pm Season of Light $4.00 per person
  • Wednesday 7/12 11:00am Spooky Space $4.00 per person
  • Wednesday 7/12 1:00pm It’s About Time: Cosmic Cycles We Live By $4.00 per person
  • Monday 7/19 11:00am Khrumka’s Adventure in the Winter Forest $4.00 per person
  • Tuesday 7/19 1:00pm Mystery of the Christmas Star $4.00 per person
  • Wednesday 7/26 11:00am DinoSoars! Change Over Time $4.00 per person
  • Thursday 7/26 1:00pm Mexica Archaeoastronomy: Between Space & Time $4.00 per person

SATURDAY SHOWS

7/1, 7/8, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29 11:00am Surviving in Space $5.00 per person

7/1, 7/8, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29 1:00pm CapComGo! The Apollo Story $5.00 per person

Planetarium Programs August Schedule:

  • Wednesday 8/2 11:00am Max Goes to the Moon $4.00 per person
  • Wednesday 8/2 1:00pm Forward! To the Moon $4.00 per person
  • Wednesday 8/9 11:00am Rusty Rocket’s Last Blast $4.00 per person
  • Wednesday 8/9 1:00pm Surviving in Space $4.00 per person
  • Wednesday 8/16 11:00am Secret of the Cardboard Rocket $4.00 per person
  • Wednesday 8/16 1:00pm CapCom Go! The Apollo Story $4.00 per person
  • Wednesday 8/23 11:00am Voyage to Distant Worlds $4.00 per person
  • Wednesday 8/23 1:00pm Satelix $4.00 per person
  • Wednesday 8/30 11:00am Cosmix $4.00 per person
  • Wednesday 8/30 1:00pm Back to the Moon for Good! $4.00 per person

SATURDAY SHOWS

8/5, 8/12, 8/19, 26 11:00am Two Small Pieces of Glass $5.00 per person

8/5, 8/12, 8/19, 26 1:00pm 5,000 eyes: Mapping the Universe with DESI $5.00 per person

8/26 10am, 12pm, 2pm Retzer Nature Center Sustainability Fair: A Place Like No Other FREE admission

Find additional programs here.

 


About the Horwitz DeRemer Planetarium:

The Charles Horwitz Planetarium opened in May 2005.  The state-of-the-art, 90-seat, Digistar-6 planetarium is owned and operated by the School District of Waukesha. With the new, high-definition laser projection system, guests can fly through the rings of Saturn, land spacecraft on Mars and travel at light speed to stars and distant galaxies… all without leaving their seats!

In the Spring of 2018, the planetarium was renamed: Horwitz DeRemer Planetarium after David A. DeRemer, who was the director of the planetarium from 1978 to 2018.

The planetarium is not only an accurate day and night sky projection system, but the program serves as a district and community science resource center. School and community programs are designed to meet state and national astronomy standards, but these programs also present fundamental science concepts of weather, climate, chemistry, physics, and earth science.

The entrance to the planetarium, lobby area, and the theater are completely wheelchair accessible.
Expand your experience by enjoying the Retzer Nature Center facilities and grounds!

 

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Venue

Horwitz DeRemer Planetarium
S14 W28167 Madison St.
Waukesha, WI 53188 United States
Phone
262-970-4139
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