Corning Community College Planetarium show for Friday December 6th & 20th, 2013 will be "Winter Wonders"
"Winter Wonders" looks at the winter solstice, the point at which the noontime sun is lowest in the sky, and religious and cultural events surrounding it. The show follows two teenage girls, Jackie and Michelle, as they learn about the solstice and explore its influence around the world. The program not only looks at Jewish and Christian traditions, but also explores the customs of Native Americans, Inuit, Incans and peoples of central Africa and China. The event closes with a look at monuments built by prehistoric peoples to celebrate the winter solstice
Hope to see you there
General public shows consist of a 30-45 minute long multimedia planetarium show in the Harry and Edith Treinin Theater, followed by a 10-20 minute long guided tour through the night time sky projected on the dome. After evening shows, the Eileen M. Collins Observatory is open to provide an opportunity for observing the sky through the telescopes.
Reservations are not required to attend general public shows. Tickets go on sale 30 minutes prior to the start of each show at the Corning Community College Planetarium box office.
Adult Ticket $7.00
Senior Ticket $6.00
Youth Ticket (3 to 17 years old) $4.00
Family Ticket (Two adults and two youths) $15.00
With CCC I.D. tickets are 1/2 price
Friday Shows are the first and third Friday of the month.
8:00 P.M. - Multimedia Planetarium Show followed by live Star Show
9:00 P.M. - Observatory (weather permitting)
“The Voyager Encounters”
Narrator Patrick Stewart guides the audience through the fantastic journey of the Voyager spacecrafts as they traveled deep into the outer solar system, exploring the features and moons of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. “The Voyager Encounters” runs for approximately 45 minutes, and is filled with nearly 300 images primarily from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory making this one of our most stunning shows.
“The Endless Horizon”
Narrated by Patrick Stewart, “The Endless Horizon” follows the history of mankind’s exploration from the days of a flat Earth to the boundless universe as we know it today. Included are historically based, yet fictional, interviews with some of the most recognized figures from our past; such as Christopher Columbus and Sir Isaac Newton. “The Endless Horizon” brings the history of exploration to life for the audience.
“More Than Meets The Eye”
“More Than Meets The Eye” is a perfect introduction to backyard astronomy. This show covers the Moon, easily observable planets, constellations of all seasons, various types of stars, and deep sky objects. This is a great show for all ages and levels of interest in astronomy.
“Light Years From Andromeda”
Narrated by Michael Dorn, Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Worf, “Light Years From Andromeda” explores and explains the ancient roots of astronomy, the speeds of sound and light, and introduces you to the distant Andromeda Galaxy. This show is appropriate for all levels of interest in astronomy, but will be most enjoyed by those with a general interest in science. Note: The Big Bang Theory is briefly mentioned during the show, but is stated only as a theory.
“Telescopes Through Time”
Created and produced by former Corning Community College Planetarium, “Telescopes Through Time” provides a general overview of telescopes, planets, and the marvels of deep space. This show follows the evolution of the telescope from Galileo’s time up to the development of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). Many of the beautiful images captured by the HST are featured, making this a visually impressive and entertaining show.
“The Cowboy Astronomer”
“The Cowboy Astronomer” features radio personality Baxter Black, who presents astronomy to audiences through storytelling. Baxter Black brings his delightful storytelling method to the planetarium dome, spinning many captivating legends and tales to entertain the viewer in a lighthearted down-to-earth fashion. The use of Native American folklore rather than the more traditional Greek mythology brings a unique perspective to the show. “The Cowboy Astronomer” is good for all ages, and will be especially enjoyable for those familiar with Baxter Black’s other programs.
“Tis The Season”
"Tis The Season" is a cheerful and festive look at the origins of Christmas and Chanukah, examining traditions and celebrations from many ancient cultures. Filled with delightful sounds of the holiday season and plenty of warm images, "Tis the Season" will fill the entire family with holiday spirit.
For show information, general inquiries, group reservations, and bookings, please contact: Lettie Mayer 607-962-9234, email@example.com.