The program begins in the Planetarium with a comet ride through our solar system in a special viewing of New Horizons, a show not typically presented at the museum.
After a few instructions on how to get the most out of your viewing experience, you’ll head out to the observatory, where you’ll be treated to a variety of heavenly views through several powerful telescopes. There will be binary stars, nebulae, globular clusters, galaxies, and planets. You may even get to witness an iridium flare as a satellite passes by, or a view of the International Space Station as it races overhead.
Of course, it’s always possible that the weather won’t cooperate and we will be unable to use the telescopes, but that just means we get to stay inside for a truly unique presentation. We will manipulate time and spacethrough the powerful technology of the Stargazer’s Planetarium. Be prepared for an amazing astronomy lesson as you watch the changing phases of the moon, follow planets through a retrograde cycle, and see the “North Star” of Noah’s day, which is not the current star, Polaris. Travel forward in time and see what the night sky would look like if the Lord tarries for a million years. You will not be disappointed by this exciting indoor presentation!
The universe is a wonderful manifestation of God’s immensity, power, and creativity. Join us for a glimpse of the majesty of our Creator as we take a closer look at His heavenly creation. These programs are led by Answers in Genesis astronomer Dr. Danny Faulkner.
Normal Stargazer’s Night events cost $15.95 per person, but this event is completely free for members! The program starts at 9:00 PM and is designed for older children and adults. Children are welcome, but for the enjoyment of all guests, we encourage you to leave children under 12 with another caregiver if possible.
Registration is required and will open eight weeks prior to each event. Both dates will fill up very quickly, so register early.
Due to limited availability, this event is restricted to museum members and their immediate family. Guest passes may not be used for this event.