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(Socially Distant) Stellar Saturday: October 3rd, 1p-3p

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Our original date got rained out so we have rescheduled Stellar Saturday for October 3rd!

Join the Planetarium for the first (Socially Distant) Stellar Saturday as we explore our mysterious Moon. Planetarium staff will be handing out mini activity kits to take home. We will also offer a drive-up option if you don't feel comfortable getting out of your vehicle.

We ask that all guests please wear masks and adhere to social distancing protocols. To help with this, the event with have a one-way path with 6ft markings on the sidewalk.

We will post a map showing where to enter/exit and where the optional drive-up area is.

Stellar Distancing t-shirts will be available for pick-up if you'd like to order one now here.
They will also be available for purchase at the event.

This is event is family friendly and free (but we do appreciate any donations to help support future events).  


Facebook Livestreams

We are now live streaming presentations every Wednesday and Saturday at 7:00 p.m. via our Facebook page You can also find past livestreams on our YouTube page.



Astronomy Day: Celebrating 30 Years of Hubble

Postponed, new date TBD

Enjoy a fun-filled day of planetarium shows and activities, chat with UMD scientists, and gaze at the heavens through telescopes with planetarium staff and local amateur astronomers.

Schedule of Events

1p-2p: AstroKids Hour featuring a story time in the planetarium led by local author Erika Adams reading her book New Moon's Family

1p-5p: Fun activities, and Chat with a Scientist

1p-7p: Planetarium Shows

7p-10p: Star party with telescope viewing, night sky workshops, and activities

More information coming soon!

Find the event on Facebook HERE.

Interested in volunteering for Astronomy Day or setting up a table for your organization? Email the planetarium at for more information.