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*NEW* The Cosmic Recipe: Setting the Periodic Table


Saturdays, Feb 2, 9, & 16 at 2PM
The famous astronomer Carl Sagan once said: “If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.”
Though that may sound crazy, Sagan was onto something BIG! Want to know what? Pull up a chair at our Planetarium’s Periodic Table and learn the cosmic recipes that created everything in our world – even us! Discover how the Big Bang and the stars have cooked up the everyday elements we interact with every day—like the calcium in our teeth, the silicon in our smartphones, and even the carbon in our apple pies.
Explore the world of chemistry—the protons, neutrons and electrons! See how tiny atoms relate to the mammoth stars! Connect the physical worlds of the small and large in this engaging and inspiring show.

The Cosmic Recipe: Setting the Periodic Table


*NEW* Undiscovered Worlds: The Search Beyond Our Sun


Undiscovered Worlds: The Search Beyond Our Sun

Fridays, Feb 1, 8, 15, & 22 at 8PM and
Saturdays, Feb 2, 9, 16, & 23 at 8PM and
Saturday, Feb 23 at 2PM

Through the discovery of exoplanets — the hundreds of planets that have been found orbiting stars beyond the Sun — we have learned that our solar system is not alone in the universe and we have had to redefine our understanding of planets and solar systems.
With new achievements like the Kepler Telescope and rapidly improving technology, the discovery of exoplanets puts us one step closer to the possibility of finding an Earth-like world. How will this change how we view our place in the universe?



So You Got A Telescope?


Saturday, Feb 16 at 3:30PM-5:30PM

The Mahoning Valley Astronomical Society (MVAS) joins us to offer their help and advice to telescope owners.
People are invited to bring their new scopes (and ones that have been gathering dust) and have one-on-one time with the MVAS experts. The program will be ongoing from 1-3 p.m. Drop in anytime during the two hours to learn more about your scope!

So You Got a Telescope

Show Notes

  • Once the show has started, latecomers will not be admitted.
  • All shows are free and open to the public (donations are always appreciated).
  • No reservations are needed - doors open 30 minutes prior to show time. First come, first seated!
  • Parking: Street parking is available on Lincoln Ave. and Phelps St. Meters are free on the weekends.
  • Overflow parking may be found in the Wick Avenue parking deck (M1) for $5.00.
  • The planetarium is very dark and sound travels very well in the room. The noise level may not be
        appropriate for everyone.
  • Parents should use their own judgment based on the program descriptions and knowledge of their child.
  • For more information, call the Planetarium's InfoLine at 330 941-1370.
  • No food or drink is permitted in the planetarium and if you exit during the show, you cannot get back in.

Parking Information

 

  • Use "84 Lincoln Ave., Youngstown, OH 44503" as a GPS address for the planetarium.
  • Limited street parking is available on Lincoln, Phelps, Hazel, and Wood Streets.
    • There is a small handicap lot located between Jones Hall & Ward Beecher Hall.
  • Parking is also available in the Wick Ave. parking deck (M30).
    There is a $5.00 fee for the deck unless you have a YSU parking permit.
    • Visitors should park on the 4th floor of the deck and use the pedestrian bridge to campus.
    • From the campus end of the pedestrian bridge, turn left as you pass the library and use the sidewalk to the Ward Beecher Planetarium.
  • For a parking map, click HERE

Skies Over Youngstown




Summary: In the rows labeled "sky conditions", find a column of blue blocks. You can probably observe then.

Details: Read the image from left to right. Each column represents a different hour. The colors of the blocks are the colors from CMC's forecast maps for that hour. The two numbers at the top of a column is the time. A digit 1 on top of a 3 means 13:00 or 1pm. It's local time, in 24hr format. (Local time for Youngstown is -4.0 hours from GMT.)

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