BHS Spring Public Planetarium Shows

BHS Spring Public Planetarium Shows

Jan 12, 2022

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Donald A. Schaefer Planetarium
Spring 2022 Public Show Schedule

7 pm

All shows are free of charge but seating is limited, so please call ahead to make reservations.

(563)-332-4516 or email Christopher Like at clike@bettendorf.k12.ia.us

Masks are highly encouraged for the safety of all guests

Date

Show Title

Age Level

Produced

Brief Description

January

25th

Two Small Pieces of Glass

All Ages

Professional

This show takes us through the history of the telescope, how they work and what scientists have discovered with them. It is geared towards upper elementary or middle school students, but there is plenty to learn for the whole family.

The Astrology of William Shakespeare

All Ages

BHS

William Shakespeare wrote some of the most famous plays in history. From Star Crossed Lovers, to Julius Caesar, or Henry VIII, the bard used the stars as focal points in his plays. Where did he draw his inspiration and how did the heavens influence his writing?

February

22nd

Phantom of the Universe

14- Adult

Professional

Are you curious about what makes up the fundamental particles of the universe? This show discusses some of the most intriguing questions of the 21st century. Where did we all come from? What are we all made out of? The show runs for about 40 minutes, with remaining time devoted to answering questions that I know will arise in the show.

March

29th

Oasis in Space

All Ages

Professional

This show takes us through the farthest reaches of space to show us just how lucky we are to live on our very own oasis in the vast cosmos.

Renaissance

All Ages

BHS

This show takes us back to the birth of modern science in the time that we call the renaissance.

April

19th

Sunstruck

All Ages

Professional

Explore the sun and its influence of life on Earth.

Modelling the Solar System

All Ages

Live Show

We will be looking at a set of planets in the night sky and creating a model of the solar system based on their positions with respect to the horizon and other properties of the planets. This is a live show with audience participation.

May

24th

From Earth to the Universe

All Ages

Professional

This show discusses the newest breakthroughs in astronomy and cosmology while taking us to the edges of the known universe.

The Works of Walt Whitman

All Ages

BHS

This show was produced as an extension of our AP American Literature class to showcase the works of the transcendentalist poet Walt Whitman.



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