Public Shows.

Public planetarium shows, featuring the Digistar 5 projector, are scheduled for Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 P.M., and Sundays at 4:00 P.M. There is also a special show designed for families on Sundays at 2:30 P.M.

Admission prices for all shows are:

  • Adults, $4.00
  • Students and senior citizens, $3.50
  • Children (age 12 and under), $3.00

Abrams Planetarium does not accept credit or debit cards.

A current sky talk, using the Digistar projector, will follow all shows. Outdoor observing is held after evening shows as sky conditions permit. Telescopes in front of Abrams Planetarium offer views of selected astronomical objects.

Family Show.

Sundays 2:30 p.m.
Last Show: Sunday, December 21st

Santa Claus is missing! Mrs. Claus is worried and asks Oatmeal the snowman to help find him. Join Oatmeal and his friend George, the planetarium wizard, as they travel the world in search of Santa. Along the way they are told constellation stories from many cultures and how to use the stars of the Big Dipper to find north. This holiday show is particularly appropriate for young children and their families.


Feature Show.

Friday and Saturdays 8:00 p.m.
Sundays 4:00 p.m.
Last Show: Sunday, December 21st

Many of the familiar customs that we observe this time of year have an astronomical connection. Our holiday offering explores the traditions that we associate with this special season. The idea of a "Christmas Star" is briefly examined. NPR's Noah Adams narrates.