Barlow Public Schedule:  Planetarium and Rock Laser 

Planetarium Show Schedule

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Barlow InteriorThe Barlow Planetarium offers public programming everyday of the week except Mondays.  Family shows are geared for the young and young-at-heart.  Feature shows are geared for the older student or adult that already has an established interested in astronomy.  Wisconsin Skies is for the visitor that wants to get the most current and in-depth astronomy information possible.  Each show ends with a tour of the current nighttime sky – stars, constellations and planets – as seen from the Fox Valley and Northeast Wisconsin.

 

 

SHOW TIMES through September 6, 2015

PLEASE NOTE
THE BARLOW WILL BE CLOSED ON SATURDAY, JULY 4 FOR THE INDEPENDANCE DAY HOLIDAY!

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ADMISSION

- FREE FOR BARLOW MEMBERS!
- $8 for Adults
- $7 for Students (age 13-18)
- $7 for College Students (with ID)
- $6 for Children (age 3-12)
- $6 for Seniors (age 60+)
- MULTIPLE SHOW DISCOUNTS ARE AVAILABLE
- GROUP DISCOUNTS ARE AVAILABLE
- FREE FOR ELIGIBLE ASTC PASSPORT MEMBERS!

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BOX OFFICE HOURS
TUE-SUN: 2-4 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).

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MONTHLY SPECIAL EVENT:  Barlow Family Astronomy Night - JULYFamily Astronomy Night

Saturday, July 25, 2015, 8:00 to 11:00 pm (Sunset at 8:26 pm)

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 a full astronomy experience: planetarium shows and telescopes all on one astronomy-packed evening.

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.

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.

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2015 Barlow Family Astronomy Nights

August 22, 2015, 7-10 pm (sunset: 7:48 pm)
Sepember 26, 2015, 6-9 pm (sunset: 6:44 pm)
October 24, 2015, 6-9 pm (sunset: 5:55 pm)
November 21, 2015, 6-9 pm (sunset: 4:22 pm)
December 19, 2015, 6-9 pm (sunset: 4:17 pm)

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Laser Shows - LASERS RETURN OCTOBER 2, 2015!

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SkyLase ImageEach winter, the Barlow Planetarium allows guests to experience rock music with all their senses!  Just don't hear the music - see and feel it as well.  Music is brought alive using Barlow’s 10,000 watts of digital sound, the latest full-color and full-dome laser projection technology, and the incredible full-theater virtual-reality capabilities of the Barlow’s Digistar.

PLEASE NOTE:  DUE TO THE LOUD NATURE OF THE MUSIC AND STROBING LIGHT EFFECTS, ROCK LASER SHOWS ARE NOT RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN!

 

SHOW TIMES BEGINNING OCTOBER 2, 2015

DATE 7 PM 8 PM 9 PM
October - Fridays To Be Determined To Be Determined Pink Floyd's
The Wall
October - Saturdays To Be Determined To Be Determined Pink Floyd's
Dark Side of the Moon
November - Fridays To Be Determined To Be Determined Pink Floyd's
The Wall
November - Saturdays To Be Determined To Be Determined Pink Floyd's
Dark Side of the Moon
December - Fridays To Be Determined To Be Determined Pink Floyd's
The Wall
December - Saturdays To Be Determined To Be Determined Pink Floyd's
Dark Side of the Moon
January - Fridays To Be Determined To Be Determined Pink Floyd's
The Wall
January - Saturdays To Be Determined To Be Determined Pink Floyd's
Dark Side of the Moon

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ADMISSION

- FREE FOR BARLOW MEMBERS!
- $9  per Person
- $15 per Person for Pink Floyd Double Feature
- MULTIPLE SHOW DISCOUNTS ARE AVAILABLE
- GROUP DISCOUNTS ARE AVAILABLE
- DISCOUNTED FOR ELIGIBLE ASTC PASSPORT MEMBERS!

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

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NEWSTAR Astronomy Club Meeting Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Meeting in Room 1352.

NEWSTAR is the Fox Cities local astronomy club. Our meetings are held on the third Wednesday of every month at 7:00 PM at UW-Fox Valley. Meetings are free and open to the public. Meetings usually include lectures, demonstrations or discussions on all things astronomical.   Additional information about NEWSTAR can be found here.