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

telescope

Telescopes

Friday, September 9, 8:00 PM-9:00 PM | Catonsville campus

Mathematics & Science Hall (MASH) | Room 030

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

Comet sailing through a beautiful dark blue night sky.

Fun & Games of Long Ago & Far Away

Saturday, September 10, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM | Catonsville campus

Mathematics & Science Hall (MASH) | Room 030

In this show you will learn about the games kids played long ago and explore what would happen...

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

UFOs: Mysteries of the Skies

Friday, October 28, 8:00 PM-9:30 PM | Catonsville campus

Mathematics & Science Hall (MASH) | Room 030

There has been increasing publicity about UFOs of late and even the U.S. Navy now admits that not...

Photo of a night stary night

Space Witch

Saturday, October 29, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM | Catonsville campus

Mathematics & Science Hall (MASH) | Room 030

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

mars

Mars at Opposition

Friday, November 18, 8:00 PM-9:00 PM | Catonsville campus

Mathematics & Science Hall (MASH) | Room 030

The planet Mars will be at its closest approach to Earth in two years on December 8, but...

Starry dark blue night sky

Mars: Secrets of a Planet Next Door

Saturday, November 19, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM | Catonsville campus

Mathematics & Science Hall (MASH) | Room 030

As far back as 5000 years ago people on Earth wondered about the red planet they saw in...

meteor flying through sky

The Geminid Meteors

Friday, December 9, 8:00 PM-9:00 PM | Catonsville campus

Mathematics & Science Hall (MASH) | Room 030

December is the month when the Geminid meteor shower occurs, one of the most prolific in terms of...

planet

Are we alone?

Saturday, December 10, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM | Catonsville campus

Mathematics & Science Hall (MASH) | Room 030

Are we the only planet that has people on it? Is there another planet somewhere that could have...

Winter night sky with snow capped trees

What was the Christmas Star?

Friday, December 16, 8:00 PM-9:00 PM | Catonsville campus

Mathematics & Science Hall (MASH) | Room 030

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