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) 994-6917 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

Public Shows Program Information
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The Planetarium is open to the public on Tuesday evenings during the regular school year.
The show includes a dome video program as well as the night sky star projector.

Tuesday Night Admission (cash or check):
Adults: $4
Seniors (age 55+): $3
Children (age 4-15): $3
Children under 4: Free

Tickets go on sale 30 minutes prior to each show time. There is no late seating. Reservations are not required for the Tuesday evening shows.

Feature Presentation Tuesday 5:30 and 7:00 pm:
"The Solar System Odyssey"
                 


   

Moon Phases
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May 2016:
New Moon -  May 6, 2:30 pm
First Quarter -  May 13, 12:02 pm
Full Moon -  May 21, 4:14 pm
Last Quarter May 29, 7:12 am


The full Moon of May is known as the Milk Moon, Flower Moon, or Corn Moon.


Astronomy In The News
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Mercury will Transit the Sun May 9th 
http://www.space.com/32758-mercury-transit-sun-2016-rare-event-may9.html

Robotic Exploration of Mars
http://exploration.esa.int/mars/57581-planetary-protection/

 Spacecraft discovers thousands of doomed comets
http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2015/24oct_doomedcomets/

NASA confirms that liquid water flows on today's Mars



Schedule

The Planetarium is open to the public on Tuesday evenings during the regular school year. Show times are 5:30 pm, or 7:00 pm. Tickets go on sale 30 minutes prior to each show time. Be sure to arrive early because there is no late seating once the program has begun. School and Community group Field Trip visits may be scheduled to the Planetarium during the regular school day. Contact the Planetarium for more details.

Resources

A History of the Planetarium
The Robert Wollman Planetarium Mission, History, and Vision.
Astronomy Newsletter March 2016
Information and recent discoveries in Astronomy.
Astronomy Picture of the Day
NASA's astronomy pictures of the day.
Dawn Mission
NASA's Dawn spacecraft mission to the asteroid belt
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.
Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature
International Astronomical Union (IAW) working group for planetarium system nomenclature.
Hubble Space Telescope
Your guide to constellations, deep-sky objects, planets, and events.
Imagine the Universe
NASA site intended for students age 14 and up, and for anyone interested in learning about our universe.
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.
New Horizons
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft mission to study Pluto and the Kuiper Belt
Space Weather
News and information about the Sun-Earth environment
StarChild
A learning center for young astronomers.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, May 31 

Public Shows
5:30 & 7:00 pm
The Solar System Odyssey
View Monthly Calendar

Contact Information

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