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William M. Brish Planetarium

space capsuleThe William M. Brish Planetarium is under the jurisdiction of Washington County, Maryland, Public Schools and is located at 820 Commonwealth Avenue, Hagerstown.

You can learn more about the William Brish Planetarium at the Planetarium Weebly site.

The Planetarium is in continuous use serving students from pre-school through senior citizen. Under the direction of Chris Kopco, all programs are presented live with active student participation.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS

Thank you for your support of the Washington County Planetarium. A series of public programs is presented during the school year. Programs are presented if schools are in session that day, unless otherwise noted. Professional days count too, but not holidays or inclement weather days.

2019-2020

Tuesday, October 22
 
5:30 - 6:15 p.m.: Moles: What's Out There? (Pre-K-Elementary-age audience)
7 - 8 p.m.: Solar Super Storms (General audience)
 
Tuesday, November 12
 
5:30 - 6:15 p.m.: Planetary Visions (Elementary-age audience)
7 - 8 p.m.: Apollo 11 - Man's First Step Onto the Moon (General audience)
 
Tuesday, November 26
 
5:30 - 6:15 p.m.: Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus and Andromeda (Elementary-general audience)
7 - 8 p.m.: We Are Stars (General audience)
 
Tuesday, December 3
 
5:30 - 6:15 p.m.: Zula Patrol: Down to Earth (Pre-K- Elementary audience)
7 - 8 p.m.: Season of Light (General audience)
 
Tuesday, December 10
 
5:30 - 6:15 p.m.: Earth, Moon & Sun (Elementary-general audience)
7 - 8 p.m.: Season of Light (General audience)
 
Tuesday, December 17
 
5:30 - 6:15 p.m.: The Case of the Disappearing Planet (Upper elementary-general audience)
7 - 8 p.m.: Season of Light (General audience)
 
Tuesday, January 14
 
5:30 - 6:15 p.m.: One World, One Sky (Pre-K-early elementary audience)
7 - 8 p.m.: Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity (General audience)
 
Tuesday, January 28
 
5:30 - 6:15 p.m.: Larry: Cat in Space (Pre-K-elementary audience)
7 - 8 p.m.: Mexica Archaeoastronomy (General audience)
 
Tuesday, February 11
 
5:30 - 6:15 p.m.: Zula Patrol: Under the Weather (Pre-K-elementary audience)
7 - 8 p.m.: Moons: Worlds of Mystery (General audience)
 
Tuesday, February 25
 
5:30 - 6:15 p.m.: Moles: What is Out There? (Pre-K-early elementary audience)
7 - 8 p.m.: Dynamic Earth (General audience)
 
Tuesday, March 10
 
5:30 - 6:15 p.m.: Planetary Visions (Elementary-general audience)
7 - 8 p.m.: Super Volcanoes (General audience)
 
Tuesday, March 24
 
5:30-6:15 p.m.: Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus and Andromeda (Elementary-general audience)
7 - 8 p.m.: The Dark Matter Mystery (General audience)
 
Tuesday, April 7
 
5:30 - 6:15 p.m.: Zula Patrol: Down to Earth (Pre-K-elementary audience)
7 - 8 p.m.: Exploring New Horizons (General audience)
 
Tuesday, April 21
 
5:30 - 6:15 p.m.: Earth, Moon & Sun (Elementary-general audience)
7 - 8 p.m.: Mayan Archaeoastronomy: Observers of the Universe (General audience)
 
Tuesday, May 12
 
5:30 - 6:15 p.m.: Cosmic Colors (Upper elementary-general audience)
7 - 8 p.m.: A Part of the Sky Called Orion (General audience)
 
Tuesday, May 26
 
5:30 - 6:15 p.m.: One World, One Sky (Pre-K-early elementary audience)
7 - 8 p.m.: Totality (General audience)
 

ADMISSION

  • Adults: $3
  • Children & Students: $2 (Family: $10 maximum)
  • Senior Citizens w/WCPS Gold Card: Free

TRISTATE ASTRONOMERS

Adults interested in astronomy may also participate in the Tristate Astronomers.  Tristate Astronomers' meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month (September through May) at 7:30 p.m. at the planetarium. Star parties are scheduled monthly.

Click here to contact the club president.