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

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...

Beautiful night sky showcasing lots of stars in the distance.

Try This On for Size!

Friday, February 17, 8:00 PM-9:00 PM | Catonsville campus

Mathematics & Science Hall (MASH) | Room 030

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

Starry dark blue night sky

Aliens in Our Solar System?

Saturday, February 18, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM | Catonsville campus

Mathematics & Science Hall (MASH) | Room 030

Learn about the characteristics of the planets in our solar system and what alien life forms would have...

planet

Aliens in Our Solar System?

Saturday, February 18, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM | Catonsville campus

Mathematics & Science Hall (MASH) | Room 030

Learn about the characteristics of the planets in our solar system and what alien life forms would have...

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

The Vernal Equinox

Friday, March 17, 8:00 PM-9:00 PM | Catonsville campus

Mathematics & Science Hall (MASH) | Room 030

March 20, 2023 at 5:43 a.m. is the Vernal Equinox. What do we mean by “equinox?” Where does...

person shines a flash light into the night sky

Constellation and Star Fairy Tales

Saturday, March 18, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM | Catonsville campus

Mathematics & Science Hall (MASH) | Room 030

Come learn about some astronomical fairy tales such as the lady constellations and the life of Barnabas the...

A show at the Benjamin Banneker Planetarium in CCBC Catonsville

53rd Anniversary of Apollo 13

Friday, April 14, 7:00 PM-9:30 PM | Catonsville campus

Mathematics & Science Hall (MASH) | Room 030

April 11-17, 2023 is the 53rd anniversary of the ill-fated flight of Apollo 13, and the misquoted phrase...

Starry dark blue night sky

We Are Stars

Friday, May 12, 8:00 PM-9:00 PM | Catonsville campus

Mathematics & Science Hall (MASH) | Room 030

What are we made of? Where did it all come from?

Explore the secrets of our cosmic chemistry, and...

meteor flying through sky

Fun & Games of Long Ago & Far Away

Saturday, May 13, 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...