As the history of human space travel goes, this week is a big one! To celebrate the anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, we've got a full schedule of activities. We call it Space Frontier Week. Explore our Leaving Earth exhibit, learn about meteorites, see space flight models, catch a planetarium show or join us for a special event this week! It's sure to be a blast!
Bringing together Lafayette's science-minded citizens for a night of science and fun, the planetarium will host two short presentations. The first will be about planetariums and what planetarians do and the other will be about space flight in honor of Space Frontier Week. NOTE: Seating is limited in the planetarium. Claim your FREE ticket to reserve a seat in the planetarium for this event! Event not intended for children. Must be 18 or older to attend.
Enjoy seven planetarium programs a day for three days in a row! And the only programs that will repeat are our regular 4:00 p.m. 'Sky Tonight' programs! Some programs will be designed for children while most will be for the general public. Topics include constellations, telescopes, planets, stars, galaxies, space flight, and more - pick your preference or see 'em all!
Don't miss Planet-Palooza! Mars will be at its closest to Earth since 2003 in July. No, it won't look as big as the moon, but it will be bright and easy to see in a telescope. As will Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn - with a chance of seeing Mercury as we start. So, we're making an evening of it!