A Field Trip to the Stars
Start: April 17, 2020 6:30 p.m.
End: April 17, 2020 7:15 p.m.
Location: Charles W. Brown Planetarium

Contact Details

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Presented live by Dr. Ronald Kaitchuck.
There was a time when humans dreamt about flying like the birds. Some people also dreamt of traveling into space to see what the stars were all about. While today we can fly, we are still unable to make cosmic trips to the stars. But we can do the next-best thing; we can use telescopic images and the planetarium’s projection technology to simulate travel to amazing places. Join us in the Brown Planetarium for a cosmic field trip to see giant stars that dwarf the Sun, places where stars are being born and the remnants of those that died long ago. You will fly through clusters of thousands of stars and see some bizarre planets. Finally, we will explore the mysteries of the black hole at the center of our galaxy.

Program Information

  • Intended Audience: All ages 10 and up
  • Runtime: Approximately 40 minutes total

Planetarium Information

  • Planetarium shows are free of charge. We appreciate your support to make this possible.
  • No tickets or reservations are required for public planetarium shows, but plan to arrive early as seating is done on a first-come, first-served basis. We do our best to open doors 30 minutes before show time.
  • Food, drinks, gum or candy are not permitted in the planetarium.
  • Children 17 years and under should be accompanied by an adult.
  • Cellphones and any electronics that emit light must be turned off at the start of all programs. Please refrain from wearing light-up shoes to any planetarium programs.
  • Please do not touch any of the planetarium equipment.
  • The planetarium is located on the west end of the Cooper Science Complex, at 2111 W. Riverside Ave., Muncie.

For directions and parking information, as well as general policies, please visit the Charles W. Brown Planetarium website.