Schedule of Weekend Celestial Shows

All shows are free of charge and no reservations or tickets are required. Shows begin promptly at 8:00 P.M on Fridays and at 10:00 A.M. on Saturdays in Room 030A (Benjamin Banneker Planetarium) located in the Mathematics and Science Hall building on the Catonsville Campus. In the event of inclement weather, please call 443.840.1711 for possible closings. For additional information please call 443.840.4560.

Photo of a large dome telescope with dark blue sky with stars in the background

Telescopes

Friday, November 17, 8:00 PM | CCBC Catonsville

Banneker Planetarium: “Telescopes"

Telescopes have been around for centuries, but how did they get their start? How do they work? What do astronomers use them for...

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Beautiful night sky showcasing lots of stars in the distance.

Astronomy and the First Thanksgiving (Children's show)

Saturday, November 18, 10:00 AM | CCBC Catonsville

Banneker Planetarium: “Astronomy and the First Thanksgiving"

What did the night sky look like when the Pilgrims and the Native Americans sat down for their feast...

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Starry dark blue night sky

What was the Christmas Star?

Friday, December 1, 8:00 PM | CCBC Catonsville

Banneker Planetarium: “What Was the Christmas Star?”

There are many different explanations concerning what could have been the “Star of Bethlehem.” Come see what some of...

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A man dressed in winter jacket shines a flash light into the night sky

The Last Christmas Tree (Children's show)

Saturday, December 2, 10:00 AM | CCBC Catonsville

Banneker Planetarium: “The Last Christmas Tree” (Children’s show)

What happens to the last Christmas tree in the sales lot, the one that nobody else wants?

December 2,...

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