Robert Wollman Planetarium


The Planetarium at King High School was rededicated as The Robert Wollman Planetarium in 2011.  From 1981 to 2010, Mr. Wollman was the director of the Planetarium and a dedicated employee of CCISD.

School and Community group Field Trip visits may be scheduled to the Planetarium during the school day.  Contact Laura Peck, the planetarium director, to make your reservations at (361) 906-3400 ext. 22170 or by email at Laura.Peck@ccisd.us .

The Planetarium is open to the public on Tuesday evenings during the regular school year. Public shows combine our new digital video technology, along with the original GOTO star projector of the night sky. Show programs are posted below and will change every few months. Be sure to check back for updates.

Like outer space, our Planetarium does get cold at times. For evening shows, it might be a good idea to bring a jacket or sweater.

Announcement

The Planetarium will be CLOSED for the summer.  Tuesday evening public shows will resume in September 2014.


Moon Phases
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May 2014:

First Quarter - May 6. 10:15 pm
Full Moon - May 14, 2:16 pm
Last Quarter - May 21, 7:59 am
New Moon - May 28, 1:40 pm

The full Moon of May is called the Planting Moon.



Astronomy In The News
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Supernova 2014J observed in January located in Galaxy M82
http://www.universetoday.com/108462/astrophotographers-rush-to-capture-images-of-new-supernova-2014j/


Hubble Space Telescope sees evidence of water vapor venting off Jovian Moon
http://www.nasa.gov/press/2013/december/hubble-space-telescope-sees-evidence-of-water-vapor-venting-off-jovian-moon/

A Tetrad of Lunar Eclipses in 2014-2015
http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2014/27mar_tetrad/

Schedule

Closed for the summer. Public shows will resume in September 2014.

Resources

A History of the Planetarium
The Robert Wollman Planetarium Mission, History, and Vision.
Astronomy Newsletter March 2014
Information and recent discoveries in Astronomy.
Astronomy Picture of the Day!
NASA's astronomy pictures of the day.
Daytime Field Trip General Information
General information and guidelines for teachers and daytime field trip groups who visit the Planetarium.
Earth Picture of the Day?
Earth Science picture of the day
FAQ's for the Public Shows
Frequently asked questions about the Tuesday evening Planetarium public shows.
Hubble Space Telescope
Your guide to constellations, deep-sky objects, planets, and events.
Mars Rover
Curiosity Rover
Mars Rovers
Spirit and Opportunity Mars Rovers
McDonald Observatory
A research unit of The University of Texas at Austin located in the Davis Mountains of West Texas.
NASA For Students
NASA's many journeys into air and space have deepened humankind's understanding of the universe, advanced technology breakthroughs, enhanced air travel safety and security, and expanded the frontiers of scientific research.
NASA Science News
Provides updates from NASA Science on new discoveries about our Planet, the Moon, the Sun, our Solar System, and the Universe.
Space Weather
News and information about the Sun-Earth environment
StarChild
A learning center for young astronomers.

Upcoming Events

Mon, Jul 28 - Tue, Jul 29 

Delta Aquariads Meteor Shower

Tue, Aug 12 - Wed, Aug 13 

Perseids Meteor Shower

Monday, August 18 

Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter

Friday, August 29 

Neptune in Opposition
View Monthly Calendar

Contact Information

Laura Marie Peck LAPeck@ccisd.us
Teacher
King High School