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Evening Programs

The Planetarium at Gifford Elementary School will be holding a series of evening programs that are open to the public. All programs are from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Reservations are requested. Please call (262) 619-4587 or email John Surendonk at and include your name, phone number and number of seats requested. 

Back To The Moon For Good
November 14 and 16
Narrated by Tim Allen, learn about the $30 million dollar Google Lunar XPRIZE that will be rewarded to the first team to land a privately funded robotic spacecraft on the moon.

Season of Light
December 12 and 13
A beautiful program that traces many traditions and celebrations associated with days surrounding the winter solstice.

The Hot and Energetic Universe
January 25 and 30
Invisible forms of light such as gamma and X-rays present a very different picture of the universe from the one we see using only visible light.

From Earth to the Universe
February 22 and 27
Take a journey of discovery from the theories of the ancient Greek astronomers to the most spectacular telescopes of today .

March 15 and 20
Every star has a story. Some are as old as time, faint and almost forgotten. Others burn bright and end their lives in powerful explosions. Come and enjoy the mysteries of stars and their life cycles.

Light Years From Andromeda
April 24 and 26
Experience a journey between two galaxies that spans human history and the depths of space.