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The Stars of Autumn

The Stars of Autumn

The Stars of Autumn

Join us as we explore the stars, asterisms and constellations of the autumn sky.  Learn how to find some of the great deep sky objects that can be seen in the night skies of the autumn months.

A brief introduction to observing with a beginner's telescope will walk you through how to setup and use a telescope to observe the Moon, Planets and the brighter deep sky objects.

October Public Shows: 

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

  • Monday, October 16, 2023         6:00-7:00 PM CDT
  • Monday, October 16, 2023         7:30-8:30 PM CDT
  • Tuesday, October 17, 2023        6:00-7:00 PM CDT
  • Tuesday, October 17, 2023        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 15 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!

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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!!