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SHOW TIMES through May 2, 2014

ADMISSION

- FREE FOR BARLOW MEMBERS!
- $7 for Adults
- $6 for Students (age 13-18)
- $6 for College Students (with ID)
- $5 for Children (age 3-12)
- $5 for Seniors (age 60+)
- MULTIPLE SHOW DISCOUNTS ARE AVAILABLE
- GROUP DISCOUNTS ARE AVAILABLE
- FREE FOR ELIGIBLE ASTC PASSPORT MEMBERS!

BOX OFFICE HOURS
   TUE-FRI: 2-4 pm
   SAT & SUN:  1-4 pm
   EVENINGS:  1/2 hour prior to first show
   PHONE & RECORDED INFO:  920-832-2848

 

ASTC PASS PROGRAM RESTRICTIONS

1) Based on your science center’s or museum’s location: Science centers/museums located within 90 miles of each other are excluded from the Travel Passport Program unless that exclusion is lifted by mutual agreement.

2) Based on residence: To receive Travel Passport Program benefits, you must live more than 90 miles away from the center/museum you wish to visit. Admissions staff reserve the right to request proof of residence for benefits to apply. Science centers and museums requesting proof of residence are marked by (Check IDs).

 

 

Astronomy Day 2014 & Barlow Family Astronomy Night - May

Saturday, May 10, 2014, 12:00 to 9:00 pm (Sunset at 8:08 pm)

Get the full Barlow astronomy experience:  planetarium shows and telescopes all on one astronomy-packed evening.

SPECIAL PRICING FOR ASTRONOMY DAY 2014

- FREE FOR BARLOW MEMBERS!

FOR AFTERNOON SHOWS - BEFORE 4 PM
    - $4/person for first show
    - $3/person for second show ($7/person for two shows)
    - $3/person for third show ($10/person for three shows)
    - $2/person for fourth show ($12/person for four shows
    - $2/person for fifth show ($14/person for shows)

TICKETS WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR!

FOR EVENING SHOWS - AFTER 5 PM
    - $4/person for first show
    - $3/person for second show ($7/person for two shows)

TICKETS WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR!

 

Barlow Family Astronomy Night - June

Saturday, June 7, 2014, 12:00 to 9:00 pm (Sunset at 8:35 pm)

Get the full Barlow astronomy experience:  planetarium shows and telescopes all on one astronomy-packed evening.

PLEASE NOTE REGARDING BARLOW FAMILY ASTRONOMY NIGHT

  • SINCE ALL SHOWS ARE NOT AGE APPROPRIATE FOR ALL VISITORS, EACH OF THE SHOWS IS PRICED INDIVIDUALLY. 
  • FOR VISITORS WHO ARE INTERESTED IN SEEING ALL THE SHOWS THERE ARE MULTIPLE SHOW DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE AT THE BOX OFFICE.

 

Feature Shows
(grade 5 & above)

For visitors who have an established interest in astronomy and space, the Barlow Planetarium presents feature shows on astronomy and space topics.

Chasing the Ghost ParticleChasing the Ghost Particle Title

April 2 - June 29, 2014

Deep in the ice at the heart of Antarctica, the biggest and strangest detector in the world waits for mysterious messengers from the cosmos. The detector is IceCube! The messengers are neutrinos – ghostly particles that give us tantalizing looks into world of exploding stars and black holes. This show tells the incredible story of how an international team of scientists and engineers transformed one billion tons of Antarctic ice into a telescope. Building IceCube was a titanic endeavor driven by our human passion for discovery. Your audiences will witness stunning views of the South Pole, captivating animations of the IceCube detectors capturing a neutrino collision–and eye-catching views of the cosmos. Each show concludes with a tour of the current nighttime sky – stars, constellations and planets – as seen from the Fox Valley and Northeast Wisconsin.

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Bad Astronomy

July 2 - August 31, 2014Bad Astronomy Title

Based on the popular book and website of the same name, Bad Astronomy offers a unique and fun approach to learning about the cosmos. Join the Bad Astronomer Phil Plait as he takes a critical look at popular myths and misconceptions to show audiences how science can be used to evaluate questionable claims. Each show concludes with a tour of the current nighttime sky – stars, constellations and planets – as seen from the Fox Valley and Northeast Wisconsin.

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Family Shows
(grade 4 & below)

For the visitors that are young and young-at-heart that are looking for a light, fun and educational astronomy experience, the Barlow Planetarium presents family shows on astronomy.

 

Bear Tales and Other Grizzly StoriesBear Tales Title

March 2 - May 1, 2014

Bear Tales features a variety of stories as told by Grandpa Ben and his family as they camp out under the stars of early-summer. While sitting around the campfire, learn the stories of several constellations, in particular the Big Bear and the Little Bear. Suitable for audiences of all ages, this program on the origins of the constellations includes stories from ancient Greece and Egypt as well as modern humorous tales. Bear Tales is a perfect program for children and includes the sing-along, Waltzing with Bears. Each show concludes with a tour of the current nighttime sky – stars, constellations and planets – as seen from the Fox Valley and Northeast Wisconsin.

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Larry Cat in Space

May 3 - July 31, 2014Larry Cat Title

Larry Cat In Space is a playful, imaginative cartoon presentation about an inquisitive cat who takes a trip to the Moon to be reunited with his astronaut owner. This fun and educating program is a hit with both children, parents and anyone who wants to learn a more about the Moon. Each show concludes with a tour of the current nighttime sky – stars, constellations and planets – as seen from the Fox Valley and Northeast Wisconsin.

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COMING SOON - FAMILY SHOWS

Lifestyles of the Stars Title

Begins

August 2, 2014

 

Astronomy Day Shows

Astronomy Day 2014 - Our Place in Space Our Place in Space Title

Saturday, May 10, 2014 @ 12:00 pm

Science is all about asking questions and investigating answers. Our Place is Space handles the earliest science questions that students about their world: What causes day and night? How does the Moon change shape? What causes the seasons to change? Each program ends with a tour of the constellations, stars and planets that are in the current nighttime sky.

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Astronomy Day 2014 - Larry Cat in SpaceLarry Cat Title

Saturday, May 10, 2014 @ 1:00 & 6:00 pm

Larry Cat In Space is a playful, imaginative cartoon presentation about an inquisitive cat who takes a trip to the Moon to be reunited with his astronaut owner. This fun and educating program is a hit with both children, parents and anyone who wants to learn a more about the Moon. Each show concludes with a tour of the current nighttime sky – stars, constellations and planets – as seen from the Fox Valley and Northeast Wisconsin.

TICKETS WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR!

 

Astronomy Day 2014 - Orbit:  Space Science Demonstrations Orbit Title

Saturday, May 10, 2014 @ 2:00 pm in Room 1229

Larry Cat In Space is a playful, imaginative cartoon presentation about an inquisitive cat who takes a trip to the Moon to be reunited with his astronaut owner. This fun and educating program is a hit with both children, parents and anyone who wants to learn a more about the Moon. Each show concludes with a tour of the current nighttime sky – stars, constellations and planets – as seen from the Fox Valley and Northeast Wisconsin.

TICKETS WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR!

 

Astronomy Day 2014 - Solar System Exploration Solar System Exploration Title

Saturday, May 10, 2014 @ 3:00 pm

Tour the Earth’s celestial neighborhood with Barlow’s most popular school program - presented to over half of the 20,000 students that visit each year. Visit each of the 8 planets in our solar system, many of the fascinating moons, some of the dwarf planets, and, of course, our Sun. Each show concludes with a tour of the current nighttime sky – stars, constellations and planets – as seen from the Fox Valley and Northeast Wisconsin.

TICKETS WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR!

 

Astronomy Day 2014 - Chasing the Ghost ParticleChasing the Ghost Particle Title

Saturday, May 10, 2014 @ 4:00 pm

Deep in the ice at the heart of Antarctica, the biggest and strangest detector in the world waits for mysterious messengers from the cosmos. The detector is IceCube! The messengers are neutrinos–ghostly particles that give us tantalizing looks into world of exploding stars and black holes. This show tells the incredible story of how an international team of scientists and engineers transformed one billion tons of Antarctic ice into a telescope.  Each show concludes with a tour of the current nighttime sky – stars, constellations and planets – as seen from the Fox Valley and Northeast Wisconsin.

TICKETS WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR

 

Family Laser Shows
(all ages)

For the visitors that are young and young-at-heart that are looking for a light, fun and educational music laser experience, the Barlow Planetarium presents family laser shows.

FAMILY LASER SHOWS WILL RETURN IN OCTOBER 2014!

 

 

 

Quarterly Current Events Star Show

In conjunction with Barlow Planetarium Family Astronomy Night!

Wisconsin Skies - Quarterly Edition

Wisconsin Skies

Get a quarterly rundown of astronomy, space and science events in Wisconsin Skies - Quarterly Edition.  Each season (September, December, March and June) Barlow astronomers comb the news, surf the internet, and monitor the message boards to find the most intriguing astronomy and space information available – sometimes some of the information was released only hours before our program!  Expect to hear about the latest developments in Earth observing, spaceflight, solar system and deep space.  Wisconsin Skies concludes with a longer, expanded and more in-depth tour of the current nighttime sky – stars, constellations and planets – as seen from the Fox Valley and Northeast Wisconsin.

  • June 7, 2014 @ 8:00 pm

 

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Barlow Planetarium Family Astronomy Night

Planetariums offered the very first form of virtual reality.  However, to get the full astronomy experience, everyone should spend time under and observing the real sky as well.  Barlow Family Astronomy Night offers such an experience.  Each month on the Saturday evening on or after the First Quarter Moon, the Barlow offers the current family show at 6:00 pm and the current feature show at 7:00 pm.  Quarterly, in months when the seasons change - March, June, September and December - a special current events Wisconsin Skies show is offered at 8:00 pm.

After each show, weather permitting, Barlow astronomers (laser pointers at the ready) and telescopes are available for showing you the real nighttime sky.  Expect to see Moon, planets (when available), constellations, star clusters and nebulae.  Telescope viewing is free with admission to any the Barlow shows.

Program time: 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Telescope Viewing: 7:00 - 9:00 pm (weather permitting)

PLEASE NOTE FOR BARLOW FAMILY ASTRONOMY NIGHT

  • SINCE ALL SHOWS ARE NOT AGE APPROPRIATE FOR ALL VISITORS, EACH OF THE SHOWS IS PRICED INDIVIDUALLY. 
  • FOR VISITORS WHO ARE INTERESTED IN SEEING ALL THE SHOWS THERE ARE MULTIPLE SHOW DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE AT THE BOX OFFICE.
  • May 10, 2014 (sunset 8:08 pm) - ASTRONOMY DAY 2014
  • June 7, 2014 (sunset 8:35 pm)
  • July 5, 2014 (sunset 8:40 pm)
  • August 2, 2014 (sunset 8:17 pm)
  • September 6, 2013 (sunset 7:21 pm)
  • October 4, 2014 (sunset 6:29 pm)
  • November 29, 2014 (sunset 4:17 pm)
  • December 27, 2013 (sunset 4:21 pm)