Willard Smith Planetarium
AstronoMay At Pacific Science Center
May 27-29, 2017
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Join Pacific Science Center for a celebration of space exploration at our next Curiosity Days weekend, AstronoMay! Blast off into the outer reaches of the galaxy May 27-29 with special planetarium shows, talks, and activities about astronomy, astrophysics and spaceflight.
Learn how University of Washington scientists at the Virtual Planetary Laboratory are searching for life on exoplanets beyond our solar system in our new Astrobiology exhibit. Discover how to safely view the sun and get ready for this summer’s total solar eclipse. Weather permitting, you can try launching your own paper rocket with the Tinker Tank team.
Included in General Admission. FREE for Members.
Just some of our planned activities:
Paper Rocket Launching
Come design, test, and launch paper rockets with Tinker Tank. Challenge your design skills and see how yours flies.
Make It and Take It
Join us in making an astronomy craft.
Human Solar System
Grab some friends and make a solar system.
Space Exploration Zone
Discover astronomy with our hands-on exhibit pieces. Match constellations and explore planets as you learn more about space.
Join us in the Laser Dome as we celebrate astronomy and the wonders of space through the medium of music and light.
Sat, Sun, Mon @ 4:15 p.m.
A Beautiful Planet 3D
While we continue to explore and gain knowledge of our galaxy we also develop a deeper connection to the place we all call home. A Beautiful Planet 3D presents a breath-taking visualization of our world and a hopeful look into the future of humanity.
Sat, Sun, Mon @ 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.
Learn more about our Science On a Sphere shows in this quick PacSci Podcast:
Extended Planetarium Schedule:
Preschool All Stars
Children of all ages discover the wonders of astronomy through dance, song and storytelling.
Sat, Sun, & Mon: 10:30 a.m.
The Sky Tonight
Learn how the stars can be used for navigation and how to find Constellations and Planets.
Sat & Sun: 11 a.m.
Preschool Trip to Moon
Written with our youngest guests in mind, take a trip to the Moon and dance on its surface.
Sat & Sun: 12:15 p.m.
Let’s Explore Light
Come learn about light and explore the many discoveries that lead to our current knowledge of wavelengths and spectra.
Sat & Sun: 1:00 p.m.; Mon: 1:30 p.m.
The Search for Life
Explore the many ways scientists are looking for life beyond the Earth.
Sat & Sun: 2 p.m.; Mon: 1:30 p.m.
Visit the planets in our Solar System – fly through the Ring of Saturn or over the largest volcano on Mars.
Sat, Sun, & Mon: 2:45 p.m.
The Skies of Ancient China
Learn about the rich history of Chinese Astronomy and how observations made thousands of years ago are still studied by modern astronomers.
Sat, Sun, & Mon: 4 p.m.
Jupiter and its Moons
The largest Planet in the Solar System has several interesting worlds orbiting it. Explore the Jovian system in Jupiter and its Moons.
Sat & Sun: 5 p.m.