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Living in Balance

Living in Balance

Living in Balance - Anishinaabe Star Knowledge

Join us for a planetarium experience exploring the full dome video production "Living in Balance - Anishinaabe Star Knowledge" that highlights Anishinaabe stories of constellations and moons in relation to contemporary insights about environmental changes.  Teachings shared by native skywatchers Carl Gawboy, William Wilson and Dr. Annette S. Lee are narrated by Aarin Dokum with Anishinaabemowin translations by Alphonse Pitawanakwat set to art by Elizabeth LaPensee.

We will "go dark" to identify the regions of the sky described in the program to connect and associate them Anishinaabe patterns with participants current sky knowledge.

March Public Shows: 

Note that these are in-person programs. Masks are suggested.

  • Tuesday, March 19, 2024        6:00-7:00 PM CDT
  • Tuesday, March 19, 2024        7:30-8:30 PM CDT
  • Thursday, March 21, 2024        6:00-7:00 PM CDT
  • Thursday, March 21, 2024        7:30-8:30 PM CDT

Tickets pricing is $6 per person for Madison city residents and $9 for non-residents.

Tickets can be purchased at the ticket window with CASH ONLY for any shows that are not sold out.

CONCESSIONS now available... fruit snacks and water... all proceeds directly benefit the Planetarium!

The ticket window opens 30 minutes before each show.  Plan to arrive at least 25 minutes prior to show time!

Seating is on a first-come first-served basis.

Can't attend the events?   Pop over to our donation page and support us that way!

Living in Balance Pub Show

Eclipse Glasses for Sale!

Image shows a Sun shape made with eclipse glasses

Be safe, order a pair for everyone in the family!


Be prepared to look at the October 14, 2023 and the April 8, 2024 Solar eclipses!

Did you know the sun is a great object to look at any day... sometimes its sunspots are so large that you can see them with just your eyes (protected with these amazing eclipse glasses, of course) from our spaceship Earth at more than 93,000,000 miles away.

Glasses purchased must be picked up at the planetarium by appointment or at any of our public events.   Cost is $5 per pair with all proceeds directly benefiting the planetarium.  Send an email to the planetarium to arrange for a pickup time.

Cash or check is our preferred method of payment but payment through our online store is possible, if you have to use a credit card.

Buy a pair for yourself, every family member, as a gift, or simply donate the purchase so that we can provide safe eclipse glasses to others in our community.

Additional donations welcomed!!