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Friends of Arlington's David M. Brown Planetarium

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Past Events

Magic Treehouse: Space Mission - Planetarium Show

Magic Treehouse: Space Mission - Planetarium Show

Arlington, VA
Travel with the brother-sister duo, Jack and Annie, in their Magic Tree House as they discover a note that asks them to answer a series of six questions about space. With the help of an astronomer, the Internet, an astronaut, books and the writer of the mysterious note, Jack and Annie are taken o...
Sunday, May 19 2019 3:00 PM 3:30 PM

Dr. Jim and the Moondiggers - Live in Concert!

Dr. Jim and the Moondiggers - Live in Concert!

Arlington, VA
Enjoy a very special performance by Dr. Jim and the MoonDiggers, featuring songs to commemorate NASA's Apollo program, as well as a new fulldome video (a work in progress) for the title song from Dr. Jim’s popular album, "To Follow Apollo". Dr. Jim Thorne is a space scientist and singer-songwrit...
Sunday, May 19 2019 1:30 PM 2:30 PM

Apollo 11: Man's First Step onto the Moon - Fulldome Planetarium Show

Apollo 11: Man's First Step onto the Moon - Fulldome Planetarium Show

Arlington, VA
NEWS FLASH!: Before the 7:30pm Saturday show you can participate in an Apollo 11 Trivia Quiz!*** Celebrate space exploration and the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing with this planetarium show that recounts the amazing journey! Why did the U.S. put so many resources into getting 3 tes...
Fri, May 17 2019 6:30 PM Sat, May 18 2019 8:00 PM

Astronaut - Fulldome Planetarium Show

Astronaut - Fulldome Planetarium Show

Arlington, VA
The exploration of space is the greatest endeavour that humankind has ever undertaken. What does it take to be part of this incredible journey? What does it take to become an astronaut? You can find out in this planetarium show! Experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut. Ex...
Saturday, May 18 2019 6:30 PM 7:00 PM

Yes, We DID Go to the Moon! - Interactive Presentation

Yes, We DID Go to the Moon! - Interactive Presentation

Arlington, VA
Have you heard people say that the moon landing was a hoax? Come hear a light-hearted debate (?) that will help you respond to far-fetched claims by Apollo doubters.  Your hosts will be local high school astronomy teachers Jeff Brocketti and Dean Howarth. Duration: Approx 1 hrIntended Audience: ...
Friday, May 17 2019 7:30 PM 8:30 PM

NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) - A Talk by Shane Hynes

NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) - A Talk by Shane Hynes

Arlington, VA
The Kepler spacecraft discovered over 2000 planets around other stars. But Kepler looked at only about ¼ of 1 percent of the whole sky. The TESS spacecraft will survey almost the entire celestial sphere over its two year mission.  This presentation will describe what exoplanets are, how TESS look...
Sunday, April 28 2019 3:00 PM 4:00 PM

Magic Treehouse: Space Mission - Planetarium Show

Magic Treehouse: Space Mission - Planetarium Show

Arlington, VA
Travel with the brother-sister duo, Jack and Annie, in their Magic Tree House as they discover a note that asks them to answer a series of six questions about space. With the help of the astronomer, the Internet, an astronaut, books and the writer of the mysterious note, Jack and Annie are taken ...
Sunday, April 28 2019 1:30 PM 2:00 PM

From Earth to the Universe - Fulldome Planetarium Show

From Earth to the Universe - Fulldome Planetarium Show

Arlington, VA
The night sky, both beautiful and mysterious, has been the subject of campfire stories, ancient myths and awe for as long as there have been people. A desire to comprehend the Universe may well be humanity's oldest shared intellectual experience. Yet only recently have we truly begun to grasp our...
Fri, Apr 26 2019 6:30 PM Sat, Apr 27 2019 8:00 PM

IBEX: Search for the Edge of the Solar System - Planetarium Show

IBEX: Search for the Edge of the Solar System - Planetarium Show

Arlington, VA
Designed for visitors with an appreciation for the challenges of space science and a desire to learn more about science research, the show follows the creation of NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX). Audiences will get an in-depth look at the mission and how IBEX is collecting high-speed...
Saturday, April 27 2019 6:30 PM 7:00 PM

Two Small Pieces of Glass - Fulldome Planetarium Show

Two Small Pieces of Glass - Fulldome Planetarium Show

Arlington, VA
Two Small Pieces of Glass – The Amazing Telescope is a fulldome show that follows two students as they interact with an astronomer at a local star party. Along the way, the students learn the history of the telescope from Galileo’s modifications to a child’s spyglass — using two small pieces of ...
Friday, April 26 2019 7:30 PM 8:00 PM

Mailing Address

Friends of the Planetarium P.O. Box 7029 Arlington, VA 22207
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