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Moons: Worlds of Mystery


Fridays, Mar 8, 15, & 22 at 8PM and
Saturdays, Mar 2, 9, 16, & 23 at 8PM and
Saturday March 23 at 2PM

When you consider the solar system, you often think of the Sun and its planets. But what about moons? What role do they play? Delve into what they look like and how they contribute to our knowledge of the solar system in Moons: Worlds of Mystery! It explores hundreds of these known satellites throughout the solar system, orbiting five other planets and even some asteroids and Kuiper Belt objects.

Moons: Worlds of Mystery


*NEW* Sky Wars: Battles of Discovery


Sky Wars: Battles of Discovery

Saturdays, Mar 30, Apr 6, 13, & 20 at 2PM
Follow the struggles as new discoveries alter our view of Earth and its place in the universe. Witness the connections and conflicts between astronomy and astrology. See how the Earth went from a flat place to a round world -- from a static, motionless home to a spinning, orbiting planet! Finally, voyage into the galaxy to glimpse how future discoveries might start new battles about the sky above.



Spring Skywatch


Friday, Mar 29 and Saturday, Mar 30 at 8PM
The night sky changes with the seasons and so does our Skywatch program. This LIVE traditional star talk covers the current night sky, constellation lore, and current astronomical events.

Spring Skywatch

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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