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Buhl Planetarium

Buhl Planetarium Shows

Planetarium shows are free to members and are included in the general admission price. For group bookings, add a planetarium show to your package for just $2 per person! Shows can be booked for visits Monday through Friday. Talk with us...

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New this Spring!


Expedition: Solar System (Available May 8, 2017)

Back to the Moon for Good

Content Themes: Astronomy, Robotics
Join Quasi the Robot, your loveable robot sidekick, on a theatric adventure through the Solar System! Travel to the International Space Station, the canyons and mountains of Mars, the rings of Saturn, and even the heart of Pluto! Meet the fleet of NASA robots expanding our knowledge!
Grades 1–3

 

Mars Madness (Available March 17, 2017)

Mars

Content Themes: History of Science & Science Fiction; Planetary Geology
Join in the fun with Foley Effects to recreate the chilling Halloween broadcast of War of the Worlds! Join the search for Martian life, in fact and fiction. Discover how robots are teaching us about the Red Planet, paving the way for Earthlings to "invade" Mars in the future!
Grades 4–8

 

Planetarium Shows


Stars Over Pittsburgh

Stars Over Pittsburgh

Content themes: Celestial Patterns, Solar System, Stars & Galaxies, Regional Science
Take a guided tour through the current night sky in this live presentation. Students will learn how to locate the planets and constellations in their own back yard, as well as the phases of the Moon.
Grades: 3–12

Presented by:

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Beginners' Guide to the Universe

Image of Universe

Content themes: Solar System, Stars & Galaxies
Go on a tour of the universe without leaving Pittsburgh! A live presenter will be your guide as you travel beyond our own Milky Way Galaxy to the farthest reaches of our cosmos.
Grades: 3–12

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SolarQuest Live!

Back to the Moon for Good

Content themes: Time, Space, Gravity, Solar System, Stars & Galaxies
Journey to our neighborhood star, the Sun! Explore space weather and the Sun-Earth environment. Learn how solar physicists use the Solar Dynamics Observatory to help predict solar storms. This experience is two shows in one! After the 10-minute narrated journey to the Sun, take a 20-minute tour of stars in the current night sky, guided by a planetarium educator.
Grades: 4–12

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Cosmic Collisions

Cosmic Collisions

Content themes: Time, Space, Gravity, Solar System, Stars & Galaxies
Cosmic collisions have created many things we take for granted: the glowing Moon, the Sun’s warmth, our changing seasons, and the ocean’s rolling waves. They ended the age of the dinosaurs and changed the very map of the cosmos. Learn how these catastrophic and constructive events shaped our world.
Grades 4–8

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Astronaut

Astronaut

Content themes: Space, Gravity, Human Body Systems, Technological Designs
Find out what it takes to become an astronaut. Explore the amazing worlds of inner and outer space, experience a rocket launch from inside an astronaut’s body, and discover the perils that lurk in space.
Grades 3–8

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Back To The Moon For Good

Back to the Moon for Good

Content themes: Space Exploration, Technological Advances, Engineering & Innovation
Learn about the current race by teams from around the world to land a robotic spacecraft on the Moon. Discover what needs to be done to land on the Moon and what other requirements must be accomplished to win the Lunar X-Prize. The show also chronicles the history of early lunar missions and provides a glimpse into future exploration.
Grades 3–8

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One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure

One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure

Content themes: Astronomy, Space Exploration
Based on the popular children's show Sesame Street®, this cross-cultural planetarium show provides an introduction to astronomy as Elmo and his friend, Hu Hu Zhu, from the Chinese production of Sesame Street, go on an exciting adventure to discover the Sun, Moon, and stars. This show is geared especially for the littlest astronauts.

Grades: PreK–2
Made possible by PNC Foundation.

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