Schedule of Weekend Celestial Shows

All shows are free of charge!

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 about our celestial shows, call 443.840.4560.

Coming up at CCBC

A show at the Benjamin Banneker Planetarium in CCBC Catonsville

Virtual Planetarium Show

Saturday, August 1 - Monday, August 31 | Online

Birth of Planet Earth

Scientists now believe that our galaxy is filled with solar systems, including up to a billion planets roughly the size of our...

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Comet sailing through a beautiful dark blue night sky.

Virtual Planetarium Show

Sunday, August 2 - Monday, August 31 | Online

The Zula Patrol: Down to Earth

While on a routine fossil-hunting expedition, The Zula Patrol turns up evidence that the villainous Deliria Delight has been traveling...

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

Celestial Show

Friday, September 18, 8:00 PM-9:00 PM | CCBC Catonsville

Mathematics & Science Hall (MASH) | Room 030A

Telescopes

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

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Photo of outer space with blue, purple and gold colors that form a sphere

Celestial Show

Saturday, September 19, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM | CCBC Catonsville

Mathematics & Science Hall (MASH) | Room 030A

The Big Planets We Can't See

We can see the small inner planets in the sky and a couple...

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Starry dark blue night sky

Celestial Show

Friday, October 9, 8:00 PM-9:00 PM | CCBC Catonsville

Mathematics & Science Hall (MASH) | Room 030A

Mars at Opposition

The planet Mars will be at its closest approach to Earth in many years. Come learn...

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A show at the Benjamin Banneker Planetarium in CCBC Catonsville

Celestial Show

Saturday, October 10, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM | CCBC Catonsville

Mathematics & Science Hall (MASH) | Room 030A

Space Witch (kid show)

Follow Tilly Ipswich and her cat Kit as they fly through space looking for fun...

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Comet sailing through a beautiful dark blue night sky.

Celestial Show

Friday, November 20, 8:00 PM-9:00 PM | CCBC Catonsville

Mathematics & Science Hall (MASH) | Room 030A

Betelgeuse: Future Supernova?

There have many reports about the dimming of this bright red giant star in in the...

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Beautiful night sky showcasing lots of stars in the distance.

Celestial Show

Saturday, November 21, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM | CCBC Catonsville

Mathematics & Science Hall (MASH) | Room 030A

The First Thanksgiving (kid show)

What was the first Thanksgiving like and what did the sky look like all...

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Winter night sky with snow capped trees

Celestial Show

Friday, December 11, 8:00 PM-9:00 PM | CCBC Catonsville

Mathematics & Science Hall (MASH) | Room 030A

What Was the Christmas Star?

There are many different explanations concerning what could have been the "Star of Bethlehem."...

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Photo of a night stary night

Celestial Show-Shortest Day

Saturday, December 12, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM | CCBC Catonsville

Mathematics & Science Hall (MASH) | Room 030A

The Shortest Day of the Year

The season of winter starts in December, but why? Why is the shortest...

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