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Saturday public shows

Presented by Associate Professor David Ludwikoski, Planetarium Director. These shows have been arranged for the general public to attend free of charge. View the current schedule »

School shows

The following shows are offered for elementary, middle, high or college school groups, during our fall and spring semesters. We also offer summer shows on a limited basis.

Types of shows Different shows for different age levels
(see list below)
Times Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
10:15 a.m.
Length of show Tuesday and Thursday shows run 45 minutes to an hour depending on the age group.

Wednesday and Friday shows run 30 to 40 minutes depending on the age group.
Cost Free
Attendance requirements Minimum of 15 and maximum of 65.
Due to fire regulations the maximum of 65 people cannot be exceeded.*
Book a show Email Susan Plasterer at (preferred) to schedule a show or you may call 443.840.5939.
Location CCBC Catonsville
Mathematics and Science Hall, Room 030A
800 S. Rolling Road
Catonsville, MD 21228
*During the academic year (when classes are in session), finding parking can be a challenge for those groups arriving during the day to attend a show. Additionally, the presenters often have classes that they teach before and after the show times. Because of this, we must require that all groups attending a planetarium show during the day should arrive on time as a single group using a bus or a large van. The driver can drop the group off at the entrance to the Mathematics and Science Hall before the show and return when the show is complete. 

Due to these conditions, we cannot accommodate groups arriving in multiple vehicles or those that cannot arrive at the planetarium within a few minutes of the show starting time and we cannot make exceptions.


(Full Dome Movie Productions)

"Earth, Moon & Sun" First through eighth grade and general audiences
"Dynamic Earth" Fourth through high school
"Two Small Pieces of Glass" Sixth through high school
"Solar Superstorms" Fourth through high school
"We Are Stars" Fourth through high school

(Live Show Presentations)
"The Boy Who Hated the Nighttime" Kindergarten through Second Grade
"Dudley the Curious Duckling" Kindergarten through Second Grade
"Reading the Night Sky like a Scout"
This show qualifies for the Boy Scout Astronomy Merit Badge and fulfills some of the requirements for the Cadette and Senior Girl Scout Space Exploration Merit Badge.
Scouting Groups