Adams State will be hosting a public viewing session for the solar eclipse on August 21, on the sidewalk outside the planetarium, from 10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. There will be a couple of telescopes with solar filters, and one projecting an image of the Sun onto a screen. Safe solar glasses will be available (while supplies last, $1 donation requested).
In Alamosa, the Sun will be about 85% covered at maximum eclipse, which occurs at 11:46 a.m.
This event is free and open to the public. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The planetarium is located on Richardson Ave., on the green in front of Richardson Hall.
This fall Zacheis Planetarium will be hosting free public movies (always a double feature!) on Thursday evenings and Saturday afternoons. Over the summer we added 12 new movies to the library, and we will be showing one as part of each double feature until we go through all of them. We will then show them all again over the remaining weeks of the semester.
See the Scheduled Public Shows page for the schedule.
Zacheis Planetarium will be showing free double features every other Saturday at 3:00 and 3:45, throughout the summer starting on May 14. The movies are open to the public, no reservations required, no charge for admission. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For the complete summer schedule of movies, see the “Scheduled Public Shows” page.
The programs for spring semester, 2016, have been scheduled, and the blog pages have been updated. You can see the schedule for the beginning of the spring semester – as well as download a PDF schedule for the entire semester – on our Scheduled Public Shows page. Our Movie Library page provides current dates on which the movies will be shown.
In July I finished the original full-dome movie “Fractal Explorations”, made entirely with free software available to everyone on the internet. The movie is currently in distribution to planetariums around the country. The Zacheis Planetarium premier will be on Saturday evening, Aug. 29, with three shows: 7:00, 7:45, and 8:30. There will be free food and drinks, and I will be demonstrating the free software I used to generate many of the fractals shown in the movie.
Admission is free, as always, but it’s first-come, first-served. Tickets will be available at the planetarium when doors open at 6:30.
You can watch a preview on YouTube.
Zacheis planetarium has announced its Summer 2015 movie schedule, and we’re excited to present a new approach: Double Features every Thursday night! To see the schedule, visit our Scheduled Public Shows page.
Zacheis planetarium has released the schedule of public programs up until spring break. We are once again showing movies and live programs on Thursday evenings and Friday afternoons. See the “Scheduled Public Shows” page for the schedule, and the “Movie Library” page for movie descriptions.
The “Movie Library” page has now been updated with the most recent new movies we added to our collection. Teachers and other visiting groups can request any movie from our library, including the brand new ones (the first eleven in the list). And as always, visits to Zacheis Planetarium are free of charge. Contact our STEM Outreach Coordinator, Cindy Bervig (firstname.lastname@example.org) to arrange your visit.
The new movies are starting to arrive. During the first three weeks of December, we will be showing only new movies! Check out the schedule on the “Scheduled Public Shows” page.
Starting Dec. 20th, Zacheis Planetarium will be closed for the winter break. We will resume Thursday and Friday movies in January when classes start back up. (January 22 and 23, to be exact!)
The movie schedule for November is now posted on the “Scheduled Public Shows” page. There will be no movies during Thanksgiving week. In December we will begin showing some of the new movies we are currently purchasing.