The Christa McAuliffe Center at Framingham State University opens its planetarium for free public presentations on the third Friday of each month (except April), and will offer new topics each month within one of three series: Family Night, Late Nite Skies, and Stellar Nursery. Space is limited, and for guaranteed seating you must pre-registerr and arrive 15 minutes before show time (directions and parking). Registration links will be available here one week before each show.
Family Night for families with children ages 6+
- September 21: 5:30 and 6:30PM. Undiscovered Worlds — the ingenious methods used by astronomers to identify planets orbiting stars beyond the Sun.
- October 19: 5:30 and 6:30PM. Two Small Pieces of Glass: The Amazing Telescope (in honor of International Observe the Moon Night).
- December 14: 5:30 and 6:30PM. Holiday Skies — why the December solstice has inspired so many wonderful cultural traditions.
Late Nite Skies for adults and teens 14+
- November 16: 7PM. Undiscovered Worlds
Stellar Nursery for children 5 years and younger, with their caregivers
- (to be announced)