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.

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UFOs: Seven Decades of an Unsolved Enigma

Friday, July 13, 8:00 PM | CCBC Catonsville

Banneker Planetarium | Math and Science Hall

What better way to celebrate Friday the 13th than to hear about UFOs? Join special guests Peter Resta and...

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Heavenly Women and the Celestial Bodies Named After Them (Family friendly show)

Saturday, July 14, 10:00 AM | CCBC Catonsville

Banneker Planetarium | Math and Science Hall

Numerous examples of constellations, moons and planets are named after female characters from both mythology and literature. Discover how...

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Try This on for Size

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

Banneker Planetarium | Math and Science Hall

We’re sometimes told, “It’s a big world out there!” Just how big is it? How does it compare to...

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The Perseid Meteor Shower (Children's show)

Saturday, August 18, 10:00 AM | CCBC Catonsvillle

Banneker Planetarium | Math and Science Hall

Learn about why meteor showers happen, what they are made of, and how to view one of the best...

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Seasonal Equality

Friday, September 21, 8:00 PM | CCBC Catonsville

Banneker Planetarium | Math and Science Hall

September 22 marks the Autumnal Equinox, what we call the first day of Fall. Learn what is really happening...

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A show at the Benjamin Banneker Planetarium in CCBC Catonsville

Earth, Moon, and Sun (Children's show)

Saturday, September 22, 10:00 AM | CCBC Catonsville

Banneker Planetarium | Math and Science Hall

Learn about how the Earth, Moon, and Sun work together in our sky.

FREE. Open to the public. No...

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Legends of the Heavens

Friday, October 19, 8:00 PM | CCBC Catonsville

Banneker Planetarium | Math and Science Hall

What do the Native Americans and other cultures see when they look up at the night sky? Hear some...

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Space Witch (Children's shows)

Saturday, October 20, 10:00 AM | CCBC Catonsville

Banneker Planetarium | Math and Science Hall

Follow Tilly Ipswitch and her cat Kit as they fly through space looking for fun around Halloween.

FREE. Open...

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Happy Birthday Benjamin Banneker!

Friday, November 9, 8:00 PM | CCBC Catonsville

Banneker Planetarium | Math and Science Hall

Who was Benjamin Banneker? Why is the CCBC planetarium named after him? Come learn the story of this often...

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Comet sailing through a beautiful dark blue night sky.

Dudley the Curious Duckling (Children's show)

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

Banneker Planetarium | Math and Science Hall

Learn about the phases of the Moon along with Dudley and his friend Owen the owl.

FREE. Open to...

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The January 21st 2019 Lunar Eclipse

Friday, December 7, 8:00 PM | CCBC Catonsville

Banneker Planetarium | Math and Science Hall

Now that the hype and hubbub for the 2017 Great American Solar eclipse is over, what about the next...

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The Glorious Winter Sky (Children's show)

Saturday, December 8 | CCBC Catonsville

Banneker Planetarium | Math and Science Hall

Learn about the winter night sky constellations and the bright planet Jupiter.

FREE. Open to the public. No reservations...

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