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Halloween Outside the Planetarium


Join us for our 3rd annual Halloween event at the Planetarium! Things will look a little different this year, but we still want to have some spooky fun with you! Guests will stay in their cars for this drive-through experience where you will collect a goodie bag to take home and watch staff perform some magical demos. We're also going to drop pumpkins off the roof (in the name of science, of course!).


Hubble 30th Anniversary Banner

hubble banner

To celebrate the Hubble Space Telescope's 30th Anniversary, the Planetarium is hosting a banner of the "Cosmic Reef", Hubble's anniversary image. The banner is displayed on the ground floor of MWAH outside of the planetarium entrance. It will be up until October 26th, so stop by and see it while you can!

Learn more about this image here.

Watch the unveiling presentation here.

Explore the history of the Hubble Space Telescope here.

Learn what Hubble saw on your birthday here

Many other fun resources here.  


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.