11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Imagine the Sky Tonight
What is a constellation? How do you find one? Identify starry patterns in the sky, make up your own patterns, and blast off for a personal trip among the stars! Make your own starmaps and explore the night sky at home with free programs like Stellarium and Celestia.
12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. Searching for Other Earths
What is an exoplanet, and how do you find them? What is a transit and how did NASA's Kepler mission use them to discover more alien planets than ever before? Try hunting for exoplanets with some simulated data. Is another Earth out there? Come join our show to find out. Try planethunters.org to search for other Earths with real Kepler data.
12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. Cosmic Colors
If we lived under a red sun, what would your blue jeans look like? What can colors tell us about the stars and the planets? The planetarium becomes a laboratory for experimenting with colors of the rainbow. Join our show to learn how astronomers decode the mysteries of colors to explore the Universe.