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Whitworth Ferguson Planetarium
Department of Earth Sciences and Science Education
SUNY Buffalo State
Buffalo, NY 14222
Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. - Carl Sagan
Holiday 2017 Public Programs
November 25 - December 30
Click here for ticket information and to make reservations.
Start with a 15 minute discussion about ORION - where to find him and the mythology of this easy-to-find constellation. Also learn about several nearby constellations such as Taurus.
Next, enjoy LET IT SNOW - a magical journey through animated holiday scenes set to festive holiday favorites from Frank Sinatra, Burl Ives, Brenda Lee, and the TSO.
Click HERE to watch the trailer for LET IT SNOW. Program is approximately 45 minutes long.
Appropriate for ages 3 and up.
We are currently setting our 2018 schedule.
Hello Orion & Let It Snow: A Holiday Music Journey
Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity & Magical Holiday Skies
Among the most mysterious and exotic objects in the Universe, black holes tantalize everyone who learns about them. These dark beasts are one of a few phenomena out in the cosmos where the known laws of physics and general relativity break down. BLACK HOLES: THE OTHER SIDE OF INFINITY explores the power and grace of these cosmic beasts. Watch a trailer HERE.
Program times vary depending on the date.
This program also includes MAGICAL HOLIDAY SKIES, a look at the sky from your back yard throughout December. Learn about planets, stars, constellations and other celestial objects visible.
Total program is approximately 50 minutes long.
Appropriate for ages 7 and up.