Historic female achievements in astronomy will be front and center in celebration of Women’s History Month at the University of Wyoming Harry C. Vaughan Planetarium during March.

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To get tickets or receive more information about programs, email planetarium@uwyo.edu or leave a voicemail and a call-back phone number at (307) 766-6506.

Tickets are $5 for the public and $3 for students, senior citizens, veterans, first responders, and those under 18. Seating is free for children under 5.

A film and a live talk for audiences will be featured each week. All programs are approximately an hour in length.

The March schedule is as follows:

  • Friday, March 4, 7 pm: “Astronomical Women.” This program will discuss the history and discoveries of renowned female astronomers, scientists, and engineers.
  • Saturday, March 5, 2 pm: “Two Small Pieces of Glass,” a full-dome movie. Viewers will learn the history of the telescope, from Galileo’s modifications to a child’s spyglass to the launch of the NASA/European Space Agency Hubble Space Telescope and the future of astronomy.
  • Saturday, March 5, 7 pm: “Liquid Sky: EDM,” a music-based light show. The program will feature music from artists such as Avicii, Kygo, The Chainsmokers, and R3HAB in 5.1 surround sound.
  • Tuesday, March 8, and Tuesday, March 22, 7 pm: “Wyoming Skies.” The program provides an exploration of the stars, constellations, planets, meteor showers, and other celestial phenomena visible from Wyoming for the season.
  • Friday, March 11, 7 pm: “Asteroids, Meteors and Comets.” This program will examine how these types of objects have major impacts on the world around us.
  • Saturday, March 12, 2 p.m.: “Dawn of the Space Age,” a full-dome movie. This film presents a historic reconstruction of man’s first steps into space.
  • March 13-20: closed for spring break.
  • Friday, March 25, 7 pm: “Yellowstone to Enceladus.” This program will discuss Yellowstone National Park’s displays of volcanic power and a similar power that lies beneath the surface of Enceladus, an icy moon of Saturn.
  • Saturday, March 26, 2 pm: “The Sun, Our Living Star,” a full-dome movie. Viewers will discover the secrets of the sun and experience never-before-seen images of its violent surface in immersive full-dome format.
  • Saturday, March 26, 7 p.m.: “Liquid Sky: Women Who Rock,” a music-based light show. The program will feature music from artists such as Cyndi Lauper, The Cranberries, Florence and the Machine, Mitski, and Japanese Breakfast in 5.1 surround sound.

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