Directions to the planetarium. Astronomy is the oldest science and one of the few sciences that welcomes amateurs. Everyone who looks up at the stars with wonder is an astronomer.
Details about the planetarium.
Maryland, United States of America, Planet Earth (4.5672 Gyr), going around a star named Sol/Helos, in the Milky Way Galaxy, in the Local Group of galaxies, the Laniakea supercluster, an out lying member of the Virgo Super Cluster around 13.75±0.11 Gyr (billion years) after creation
|WHEN is Program||Free Public Planetarium SHOWS and Occasional Celestial Spectacle|
|Saturday, 20 October 2018 at 7P.M.||When Was Creation, the universe is finite in time, it had a beginning, and the universe that we can know or interact with is finite in space, though very large since there is a maximum speed in the universe, the speed of light in a vacuum. Expansion drives order (this is a profound statement), in the Planetarium.|
|Saturday, 17 November 2018 at 7P.M.
||Astrolabes, also a STEM
celebration event, an ancient instrument, we now
have a 500 year old Persian antique, the mathematics has
application to fermions, spin 1/2 particles in the Planetarium.
|Saturday, 24 November 2018 at 7P.M.||Falling Into a Black Hole in the Planetarium.|
|Friday 21 December 2018 at 5P.M. note the earlier time because of the season.||The Day of the Sun's Return, the Winter Solstice in the Planetarium. December 21, 2018 at 5:23A.M. EST actual moment of winter Solstice!|
|Saturday, 26 January 2019 at 7P.M||How are Stars Born? not the celebrities, but the gravitational controlled thermonuclear fusion reactors that are real stars, in the Planetarium.|
|Saturday, 16 February 2019 at 7P.M||African Skies hear creation myths and how at least 40,000 people got their freedom using Drinking Gourd, the Big Dipper, in the Planetarium.|
|Wednesday, 20 March 2019 at 7P.M.||The Vernal Equinox, the First Day of Spring in the Planetarium.|
|Saturday, 20 April 2019 at 7P.M||Quantum Gravity or how c (the speed of causality), G (the universal gravitational constant), & h (Planck's constant) Create the fabric of Reality in the Planetarium.|
|Saturday, 4 May 2019 at 7P.M.||Star Stories astronomy then music under the stars with Terrasak Patamawenu Thai music on the lao joi, saw duang with others perhaps in the Planetarium.|
|Monday, 23 September 2019
|Mayan Astronomy: Numbers and Calendars also the Autumnal Equinox (which occurs at 3:50AM on Monday 23 September 2019 when the planetarium is closed) in the Planetarium.|
|Monday 11 November 2019 during day time!
of Mercury across the disk of the sun from the
outside the planetarium if it is not raining or cloudy!
|Saturday, 16 November 2019 at 7P.M.||Merging Black Holes & Neutron Stars
last show in 24 foot Planetarium
in Science South at the Takoma Park Silver Spring Campus
of Montgomery College. Next show in the larger
planetarium in the to be built Catherine and Isiah
Leggett Math and Science Building on the Takoma
Park/Silver Spring Campus of Montgomery College.
|Saturday, 17 September 2022
Numbers and Calendars in the
new Bigger Planetarium. When the Catherine and Isiah
Leggett Math and Science Building opens on the
Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus.
|Friday, 13 April 2029 at 8:30P.M.
||View 2004MN4, now 99942
Apophis if it is clear from the roof of the King Street
Parking Garage or some other high flat place in
what ever down town Silver Spring has become that
Montgomery College at Takoma Park/Silver Spring controls;
or I can get the use of; if I am still alive and employed
at the college at age 78, and there is a good chance that
I will be as I went into debt for a larger house in late
2012 and will not be able to retire before
Search on the Planetary Society with
the word Apophis! More plans to save us this time Chinese.
|Sunday, 13 April 2036 at a time still to be determined We have a while.||Clean up after the earth is hit by Apophis, the destroyer, only one chance in a million or be thankful much more likely. View 2004MN4, now 99942 Apophis at age 85, most likely retired by then, but someone will be doing it and I will join them if I am alive, my father was still healthy at this age, maybe I will be as lucky. B612Foundation. Search on the Planetary Society with the word Apophis!|
|Planetarium shows for
AS, BI, CH, EL, EN, HS, GL, MA, PH, PL, and others in the Planetarium.
| School Teachers and youth group
Grade Specific Field Trips for Classes in the Planetarium.
public planetarium programs not strictly astronomical in the Planetarium.
Talks and Navigation
for groups that can not come to the planetarium.
Summer Planetarium Programs, Special summer workshop, when the planetarium is closed to the public: like teacher workshops, courses for grade school students, and occasional special programs when something very unusual happens in the sky like the transit of Venus in the summer of 2004 and 2012 (and who knows when the next bright comet may appear).
Courses Offered in the planetarium, The only place in the
Washington Metro area to take a college astronomy
course in a planetarium.
communities of Linked courses like Astrophilosophy,
"Does the Universe have a philosophy?" or
Astrobiology, "You are made of the Dust of Exploded