Shows are booked Tuesday and Thursday evenings only.
There are two shows a day, scheduled at 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm.
On the last Thursday of the month there is a family show at 8:30 pm.
The Planetariun can accommodate 20 to 25 people.
Shows are about 45 minutes to 1 hour in length and are offered to different age groups.
There are shows geared to the different badges in Guides and Scouts. There are also
shows geared to different school grades. In addition, we have family shows.
All shows have a brief introduction to "What's up in the Sky" for that month.
Sample of Shows....
1. Zubenelgenubi's Magical Sky (K-3, Sparkes , Beavers, Brownies and Cubs)
Join Zubenelgenubi in lreaning about the day and night time sky. Learn about
the Sun , Moon, Planets and a few constellations.
2. Solar System Adventaure ( Grades 4 -6, Guides, Scouts)
In this humorous informative informative show , students become
participating planetary scientists on a mission past all the planets.
3. Saving the night sky ( Gradea 7 - 12 , Scouts, Guides and adults)
This program tells about what up in the sky and how to identify
constellations and shows the problems and solutions of light pollution.
Astronomer/author and comet discoverer David Levy , who
knows the benefits of a dark sky, narrates this story.
4. The Star Gazer ( Grade 9-adult)
Learn the secrets of the stars with Dr. James Kater.
How stars are born? What makes them shine?
Learn about stellar astronomy as we follow the life of a star Gazer.
5. The transit of Venus.( Grade 9- adult)
Learn about this rare event which happens only twice in about a hundred
years. Learn how it was used to measure the distance from the Sun to the
earth, and how the method is used to find planets around distance stars.
6. Sky Watching (Grade 9- adult)
This show constantly changing throughout the year to match the changing sky.
It highlights some interesting features of the current sky and often includes
news worthy space science events. This program is easily adaptable to
include features and concepts selected by teachers and group leaders.
7. Dark Matter.(Grade 9- adult)
Learn what we know about dark matter.
For a look at the planetarium dome click here!
Booking & Cost....
Groups can be booked October to June, through the Marine Institue.
Marketing and Communications
Marine Institute on Ridge Road
(and select "other tours")
The Marine Institute requests a donation of $2.00 a person.
The Marine Institute Planetarium has been around since 1966 with public shows on and
off throughout the years, and is still being used to help in the navigation programs.
The RASC St. John's Centre has been running the public shows since 1998.
For a more detailed history of the Planetarium click here!