geometry lesson in open-mindedness

 "Let there be peace on Earth, and let it begin with me."
Our Summer Schedule:

We will be open for public programs and summer children’s groups on selected Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout the summer.  Times for these programs are 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., with additional show times available upon request for groups of 20 or more.  Please contact us for more information and availability. 

Tuesday and Wednesday programs will feature different aspects of our amazing space program.  The schedule will rotate throughout the summer, so you’ll see a different set of programs every week.  See our program schedule on the website, , or call 671-6015.

 Tickets are free.  Seating is limited to 65 per showing.  Groups of ten or more are encouraged to make reservations in advance.  

 Weekly Schedule of Summer Planetarium Shows for Tuesdays and Wednesdays  




July 29&30 

Hubble Space Telescope: 24 Years  

When you think of an astronomical image, you probably see something imaged by Hubble! 

August 12&13 

 Natural SelectionBecause Darwin was and is right. Find out what the word 'theory' really means in science.
 Cosmos show logo
You don't need cable to see it, either! Episodes stream on Fox's web page: , and on Hulu:
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                                                   Director: Ken Brandt


Secretary: Joy Goodyear
Driver: Cleveland Oxendine
Supervisor: Dr. Linda Emanuel
Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction
Robeson Planetarium and Science Center presents Cosmos, Scenes from Episode One
Note: this program is suitable for those 8+ years old.  
Our next Saturday evening program:  Saturday, August 9th, at 8 pm The topic: Cosmos: space and our place in it!
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The hills of Mars: Sharpe Mtn. in Gale crater  Mount Sharpe, on Marsnc geological map


Ken Brandt's podcast for the International Year of Astronomy: How to find the directions using the Sun and shadows, can be heard here: Ken's pod cast .  Listen to today's podcast Here.

One of the teacher activities linked is Ken's simple way to demonstrate the Phases of Venus, which Galileo saw 400 years ago. The activity can be found here: Galileo Was Right!

Skynet University, as done by UNC and the JPL/NASA Night Sky Network:

Weather: here is a link for our own clear sky clock. See whether it'll be clear or cloudy here in SE NC.

For reservations and other information call (910) 735-2148, or email