Planetarium shows scheduled for fall 2022 season | Our Campus

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. — Join the Westminster College Planetarium under the stars for four different shows this fall.

“Dinosaurs: A Survival Story” will be shown at 6 p.m., Friday, September 23, is an exciting adventure of Celeste and Moon as they travel through time. Astronomers will see the fascinating transformations dinosaurs underwent over millions of years, creating giant creatures, armored beasts and super predators as Celeste discovers the key to their survival. Recommended from 5 years old.

Two performances of “Rising Star” will take place at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, October 5 and Friday, October 14. “Rising Star” takes students on an astronomical journey from our beginnings to the development of astronomy research in South Africa and examines what the future of astronomy holds for the country. Recommended from 12 years old.

The Planetarium will get into the Halloween mood with two screenings of “Halloween: Heavenly Origins” at 6 p.m. on Friday, October 28 and Monday, October 31. Explore the night sky and learn about the history of Halloween, how it fits into the seasons as a quarter day, and which planets and stars will come out on Halloween evening. Recommended from 7 years old.

“Navajo Skies,” the final show of the fall season, is a lively, full-dome star show featuring authentic stories of Navajo astronomy told in Navajo and English, complete with traditional Navajo songs and flute music native american. The screenings will take place at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, November 8 and Friday, December 2. Recommended for ages 12 and up.

Programs are free and open to the public, but reservations are required due to limited seating.

To register or for more information, click here.

Arline J. Mercier