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Monthly Astronomer-Led Planetarium Show

UPDATE: Until further notice, The Sky Tonight will be moving into the digital space. Please, see individual event description for information on time and registration.


Join us for a tour of the solar system narrated by the Fleet’s resident astronomer. Journey through the cosmos with us as we explore a new topic each month. 

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December 2

Time: 7 to 8 p.m.
Location: Virtual Zoom. Link will be send to ticket holders the day off. 
Cost: $5-$20

Galaxies

Our own Milky Way Galaxy contains solar systems, nebulae, star clusters, and a supermassive black hole.  Are all galaxies like the Milky Way? How many galaxies are there? How far away are they? Join us for a tour of the night sky and an introduction to the wonderful universe of galaxies! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


January 6, 2021

Time: 7 to 8 p.m.

Location: Virtual Zoom. Link will be send to ticket holders the day off. 
Cost: $5-$20

The Wonders of Orion

Orion is one of the most recognizable constellations, and it shines brilliantly above us in the winter sky. We will learn about its brightest stars, Rigel and Betelgeuse, the latter of which did NOT blow up in Spring 2020 as we’d hoped. We’ll also explore the beautiful nebulae hidden amongst the stars of Orion. Join us to appreciate the beauty and wonders of Orion! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


February 3, 2021

Time: 7 to 8 p.m.
Location: Virtual Zoom. Link will be send to ticket holders the day off. 
Cost: $5-$20

Supermassive Black Holes

As always, we will begin our Sky Tonight talk with an overview of astrononmy in the news and a tour of this month's sky. Then Dr. Will will lead us through a presentation about supermassive black holes. At the center of our Milky Way Galaxy lies a supermassive black hole. What is that? Is it dangerous? Do all galaxies have black holes in their centers? Join us to find out!

 

 

 

 

 

 


March 3, 2021

Time: 7 to 8 p.m.
Location: Virtual Zoom. Link will be send to ticket holders the day off. 
Cost: $5-$20

Planetary Atmospheres

As always, we will begin our Sky Tonight talk with an overview of astrononmy in the news and a tour of this month's sky. Then Dr. Will will lead us through a presentation about plaentary atmospheres. You live and breathe within the Earth’s atmosphere every day of your life. Do other planets have atmospheres? If so, are they similar to the Earth’s? And how does the Greenhouse Effect function here and on other worlds? This is what we’ll discuss this month!

 

 

 

 

 

 


April 7, 2021

Space Junk

As always, we will begin our Sky Tonight talk with an overview of astrononmy in the news and a tour of this month's sky. Then Dr. Will will lead us through a presentation about space junk. There are satellites in orbit around the Earth. How many?  What happens to them when they are no longer operational?  Join us to discover just how much space junk is around the Earth and in the rest of the solar system.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


May 5, 2021

Colors in Space

As always, we will begin our Sky Tonight talk with an overview of astrononmy in the news and a tour of this month's sky. Then Dr. Will will lead us through a presentation about what colors mean in space. Is our Sun really yellow? Why are some nebulae blue while others are red? What can colors tell us about the universe? Join us to find out!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


June 2, 2021

What's Out There? Pluto and Other Kuiper Belt Objects

As always, we will begin our Sky Tonight talk with an overview of astrononmy in the news and a tour of this month's sky. Then Dr. Will will lead us through a presentation about objects in the Kuiper Belt. The Kuiper Belt is a ring of icy objects out past the orbit of Neptune. Pluto isn’t alone out there! Let’s explore the Kuiper belt together this month.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


July 7, 2021

It's Never Aliens: Life in the Universe and Habitable Worlds 

As always, we will begin our Sky Tonight talk with an overview of astrononmy in the news and a tour of this month's sky. Then Dr. Will will lead us through a presentation about life in the universe and habitable worlds. We now know of thousands of other planets in our Milky Way Galaxy. How many of them our Earth-like? Are any of them habitable? And what about inhabited? How can we know?  Let’s take a look at life in the universe, both fact and fiction.

 

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