Welcome to the William Brish Planetarium
Tuesday September 26, 2017
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
One World, One Sky is a 27-minute fulldome planetarium show that follows Sesame Street's Big Bird and Elmo as they explore the night sky with Hu Hu Zhu, a Muppet from Zhima Jie, the Chinese co-production of Sesame Street. Together, they take an imaginary trip from Sesame Street to the moon, where they discover how different it is from Earth.
A fury is building on the surface of the Sun – high-velocity jets, a fiery tsunami wave that reaches 100,000 kilometers high, rising loops of electrified gas. What’s driving these strange phenomena? How will they affect planet Earth? Find the answers as we venture into the seething interior of our star. SOLAR SUPERSTORMS is a major new production that takes viewers into the tangle of magnetic fields and superhot plasma that vent the Sun’s rage in dramatic flares, violent solar tornadoes, and the largest eruptions in the solar system: Coronal Mass Ejections. The show features one of the most intensive efforts ever made to visualize the inner workings of the sun, including a series of groundbreaking scientific visualizations computed on the giant new supercomputing initiative, Blue Waters, based at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), University of Illinois. Brace yourself for the onslaught of the next… Solar Superstorm.
- Cost $3/Adult & $2/Student, Free/WCPS Gold Card holding Senior Citizens, $10 Family Maximum Charge
- Matinee pricing $2/Adult & $1.50/Student, $10 Family Maximum Charge
- Cash or Check (Sorry no Credit Cards)
- Programs limited to 64 visitors on a first come, first serve basis. Doors open 30 minutes before the program begins.
- Click here for: Full Schedule of Events for 2017-2018 School Year
WIlliam Brish Planetarium
820 Commonwealth Ave
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Operated by the Washington County Public Schools System, the William Brish Planetarium serves K-12 students throughout Washington County August - June.
Public Programs are also offered throughout the school year, usually on the first and fourth Tuesday of the month, unless otherwise noted. Please see our Public Programs Schedule for more information.
Also available are private showings on a limited basis. For more information on scheduling the use of the planetarium for your group please visit the Non-WCPS Groups Information page or contact us for more information.
We have Upgraded!
The William Brish Planetarium is now a fully digital planetarium! All programs are now digital full-dome presentations that immerse you in astronomy, earth science, biology and more as never before utilizing the Spitz Sci-Dome XD-S full-dome digital system. To learn more about our new system and what types of things you can expect to see during your visit, check out the Spitz Inc. website found at http://www.spitzinc.com/planetarium/scidome/
Where we're located:
The William Brish Planetarium is located at 820 Commonwealth Ave. Hagerstown, MD 21740.