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

Bright moon reflecting over a lake with mountains in the background

Celestial Show

Friday, June 14, 7:30 PM-8:30 PM | CCBC Catonsville

Mathematics and Science Hall (MASH) | Room 030

Earthquake

Explore the forces that transform the surface of our planet. After a stunning flight over the San Andreas...

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Winter night sky with snow capped trees

Celestial Show

Saturday, June 15, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM | CCBC Catonsville

Mathematics and Science Hall (MASH) | Room 030

'Tis the Season to be Gazing!

Come learn an explanation of why we have the seasons and a demonstration...

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Photo of an eclipse

Celestial Show

Friday, July 5, 8:00 PM-9:00 PM | CCBC Catonsville

Mathematics & Science Hall (MASH) | 030A

Skies of Independence

What did the night sky look like at the time the Declaration of Independence was signed? Which...

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Starry dark blue night sky

Celestial Show

Saturday, July 6, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM | CCBC Catonsville

Mathematics & Science Hall (MASH) | 030A

Food, Fun, & Fantasy (kid show)

We celebrate the Fourth of July with picnics, parades and fireworks today, but how...

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Comet sailing through a beautiful dark blue night sky.

Celestial Show

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

Mathematics & Science Hall (MASH) | 030A

Meteors, Comets, Rogue Bodies

August is the time of the Perseid meteor shower. Learn why they are mistakenly called "shooting...

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Satellite hovering above earth with purple glow over the edge of the planet

Celestial Show

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

Mathematics & Science Hall (MASH) | 030A

The Tunguska Event

What was the Tunguska Event? What caused this mysterious explosion that happened in Russia over 100 years...

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A show at the Benjamin Banneker Planetarium in CCBC Catonsville

Celestial Show

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

Mathematics & Science Hall (MASH) | 030A

Try This On For Size!

We're sometimes told, "It's a big world out there!" Just how big is it? How...

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Beautiful night sky showcasing lots of stars in the distance.

Celestial Show

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

Mathematics & Science Hall (MASH) | 030A

"My House Has Stars" (kid show)

What do children see in the sky in different countries? Do we see the...

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

Celestial Show

Friday, October 4, 7:30 PM-8:30 PM | CCBC Catonsville

Catonsville Mathematics & Science Hall (MASH) | 030A

Earthquake

Explore the forces that transform the surface of our planet. After a stunning flight over the San Andreas Fault,...

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A show at the Benjamin Banneker Planetarium in CCBC Catonsville

Celestial Show

Friday, October 25, 8:00 PM-9:00 PM | CCBC Catonsville

Mathematics & Science Hall (MASH) | 030A

Scary Satellites

Some planets and moons have the origins of their names rooted in the scarier sides of mythology, with...

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

Celestial Show

Saturday, October 26, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM | CCBC Catonsville

Mathematics & Science Hall (MASH) | 030A

Space Witch (kid friendly)

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

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7 moons illustrate the phases of the moon

Celestial Show

Friday, November 22, 8:00 PM-9:00 PM | CCBC Catonsville

Mathematics & Science Hall (MASH) | 030A

Less Glamorous Constellations

Many of us are familiar with Orion, Gemini, Scorpius, Taurus and Cassiopeia. But what about some lesser...

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Bright moon reflecting over a lake with mountains in the background

Celestial Show

Saturday, November 23, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM | CCBC Catonsville

Mathematics & Science Hall (MASH) | 030A

Lost in a Forest with a Turkey

While trying to find a turkey they could catch and use for a...

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

Celestial Show

Friday, December 6, 8:00 PM-9:00 PM | CCBC Catonsville

Mathematics & Science Hall (MASH) | 030A

What Was the Christmas Star?

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

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Winter night sky with snow capped trees

Celestial Show

Saturday, December 7, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM | CCBC Catonsville

Mathematics & Science Hall (MASH) | 030A

Last Christmas Tree (kid show)

What happens when it's Christmas Eve and you're one of the last trees left on...

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