Latest Planetarium Stories

2009-07-10 14:26:30

NASA has announced a competitive funding opportunity for informal education that could result in the award of grants or cooperative agreements to several of the nation's science centers, museums and planetariums. Approximately $6 million is available for new awards.

2009-06-30 11:20:00

An imaginary mouse (temporarily) occupied part of the sky, as the winning entry for a competition to design a new constellation for the International Year of Astronomy (IYA 2009).

2009-06-03 13:22:31

NASA has selected 13 informal education providers to share $6.9 million in grants through the Competitive Program for Science Museums and Planetariums.

2009-05-28 11:10:00

Actress and TV personality Whoopi Goldberg narrates Journey to the Stars, a new space show opening July 4 at New York's Hayden Planetarium.

2009-05-07 07:23:00

BREMERTON, Wash., May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Digitalis Education Solutions, Inc. proudly announces a new software platform for the company's market-leading Digitarium(R) line of digital planetarium systems.

2009-05-05 15:32:59

The European Space Agency says the world premier of its digital show Touching the Edge of the Universe is planned this month at 30 European planetariums. Thursday's premier at planetariums in Germany, Austria and Switzerland is planned just days before the May 14 scheduled launch of the ESA's Herschel and Planck spacecraft -- two of the missions described in the program. Touching the Edge of the Universe tells the story of astronomy from the time of Galileo and his simple optical telescope to...

2009-02-16 12:24:00

Trip to Space Camp Up for Grabs for Winning Student, Teacher CHICAGO, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- ComEd and the Adler Planetarium today announced the Third Annual Shoot for the Moon essay contest.

2008-09-20 12:00:11

By Anonymous The North Museum of Natural History & Science, 400 College Ave., will be hosting an "out of this world" Family Science Sunday on Oct. 5 from 1 to 4 p.m., as the museum celebrates the 50th anniversary of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, better known as NASA.

2008-08-01 06:00:07

By Amanda Palleschi, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Aug. 1--No. 19 never got a chance to fly. Unlike 11 of his brothers and sisters, No. 19 didn't get a monkey to ride him into space, or a famous astronaut-turned-politician like John Glenn (his seventh sibling received that honor). No.

2008-07-09 15:00:22

By Kristin Edwards, The Huntsville Item, Texas Jul. 9--During the summer, specific constellations make prominent appearances in the night sky, and stars of various colors are more visible than at any other time during the year.

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