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Science Night at the Brish!

Posted November 13, 2020

Visit the planetarium from the comfort of your own home with Virtual Science Nights at the Brish! Each Virtual Science Night features an exciting science experiment, a current night sky tour and a link to an exclusive viewing of a planetarium show to be viewed at your convenience. Safety equipment and materials kits are available to be picked up before the events at the planetarium during select hours, courtesy of JLG Industries. Be sure to follow the links below to register to receive a link to the events of your choice and directions on how to pick up your own safety and materials kits.

November 2020 - December 2020 Schedule

Visit the William Brish Planetarium Virtual Science Night page and register for each event. 

Virtual Science Event: The Cranberry Color Trick

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 6:00PM
Planetarium show: Dinosaurs at Dusk

“WOW!” “How did she do that???” “Is she a space alien with super advanced technology that allows her to defy all logic and reasoning???” These are all things you’ll be saying when you join Brish Planetarium Teacher Alicia Robertson as she performs the amazing Cranberry Color Trick! Then stick around for an explanation on how it all works as well as a tour of the late fall evening sky. All participants also receive a link to an exclusive presentation of the planetarium program, Dinosaurs at Dusk!

VIRTUAL SCIENCE EVENT: Close encounters of the comet kind

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 6:00PM
Planetarium show: Mystery of the Christmas Star and Faster Than Light

It’s a bird...no, it’s a plane...no, it’s...Brish Planetarium Teacher Alicia Robertson creating a comet in her classroom! Join Brish Planetarium teacher Alicia Robertson for a sublime investigation into the science of a comet and learn to create your very own comet model! Afterward, stick around for a guided tour of the late fall evening sky. All participants also receive a link to an exclusive presentation of the planetarium programs, Mystery of the Christmas Star and Faster Than Light!

VIRTUAL SCIENCE EVENT: Frozen bubble? let it go!

Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 6:00PM
Planetarium show: Mystery of the Christmas Star & Zula Patrol: Under the Weather

Learn to harness a power so great, so mysterious that even Queen Elsa of Arendelle would be in awe! The power to create...frozen bubbles! Join Brish Planetarium Teacher Alicia Robertson on her quest for the Power of the Frozen Bubble, and stick around for a tour of the early winter night sky. All participants also receive a link to an exclusive presentation of the planetarium programs, Mystery of the Christmas Star & Zula Patrol: Down to Earth!

Visit the William Brish Planetarium Virtual Science Night page and register for each event. 

a replica Apollo space capsule sits outside the planetarium at duskThe William Brish Planetarium

The William Brish Planetarium is currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but you're invited to join us for Virtual Science Nights the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month!

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