Thanks to all who came to our February events: the Valentine Cruise to Polynesia, WinterFest 2015 Weekend 1 Laser Shows, and Weekend 2 Planetarium Shows. We enjoyed meeting new planetarium first time visitors and renewing friendships with our “frequent flyers.”
Three Rivers Festival
Our next scheduled public event programming will occur in July 2015 during Fort Wayne’s Three Rivers Festival. The Festival dates this year are Friday, July 10 through Saturday, July 18. While planetarium plans for the festival are not yet finalized, they will include planetarium shows and family matinees both weekends of the festival.
Part of our emphasis for Three Rivers Festival will be the “New Horizons” spacecraft.
Launched on January 19, 2009, New Horizons reaches its primary target the Dwarf Planet Pluto during the Festival. New Horizons flyby closest approach will be July 14, 2015 and The Schouweiler will share the latest initial results and photos from this mission, during of our Three Rivers planetarium events. Keep checking this website for details as our Three Rivers and New Horizons programming plans develop.
You can follow the progress of New Horizons and its discoveries anytime by going to www.nasa.gov click on the MISSIONS tab at the top of the home page, then “All Missions” and then click on New Horizons in the alphabetic directory of missions.
Notes from the Director
March 9, 2015
In recent years we have learned that some of our private group clients require a bit more “live hands on time” than our basic planetarium experience. For these groups our 2-Fer provides much more time than they need. In addition to our 90-minute Basic Planetarium Experience and our Four hour, 2 show, 2-Fer Planetarium Experience Read More »
December 1, 2014
Attendees to our public and private group planetarium experiences know that each 90-minute experience consists of 2 parts: a pre-produced multi-media “show” and a staff led live participation session. For our public planetarium experiences the live staff led session consists of a tour of the current night sky, as well as star chart and basic Read More »
November 11, 2014
There will not be a Fall Planetarium Weekend this fall of 2014. This weekend was originally scheduled for our Fall Planetarium Weekend. Instead we will be celebrating the life of Chris Highlen, the Schouweiler’s first and only Technician since 2001. Please read the following article.