CCBC Planetarium presents three shows this spring season

Mar 14, 2023 | by Lisa Harlow | 443.840.4668 (office) | 443.610.3246 (cell)

Community College of Baltimore County is pleased to announce the Benjamin Banneker Planetarium will present three shows this spring season, which starts Friday, April 14, 2023 at CCBC Catonsville. Shows include:

53rd Anniversary of Apollo 13, 7 p.m., Friday, April 14, 2023
April 11-17, 2023 is the 53rd anniversary of the ill-fated flight of Apollo 13, and the misquoted phrase, “Houston, we’ve had a problem.” Come watch the Oscar-winning movie starring Tom Hanks and see how Houston engineers and the three NASA astronauts proved that in space flight, “Failure is not an option.” A brief discussion will follow the movie. This show is suitable for adults and children over the age of 8.

“We Are Stars,” 8 p.m., Friday May 12, 2023 (Full-dome movie production)
Explore the secrets of our cosmic chemistry, and our explosive origins. With expert input from leading scientists, cosmologists, astrophysicists, astrochemists, planetary scientists and astrobiologists, we present humanity’s current understanding of where everything, including us, came from. Narrated by Andy Serkis, music by Rhian Sheehan. This show is suitable for adults and children 10 and up. (Outside observing afterwards, weather permitting.)

“Fun and Games of Long Ago and Far Away,” 10 a.m., Saturday May 13, 2023 (Children’s show)
In this show, visitors will learn about the games kids played long ago and explore what would happen if you tried to play some of them on the Moon and the planets.

All planetarium shows are FREE and open to the public. Shows are held in Room 030A (Benjamin Banneker Planetarium) located in the Mathematics and Science Hall building at CCBC Catonsville, 800 South Rolling Rd.

For more information, please visit Banneker Planetarium.


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Since 1957, CCBC has opened the doors to accessible, affordable, high-quality education empowering generations of area residents to transform their lives and the lives of others. Each year, nearly 50,000 students enroll at the college’s main campuses, extension centers and online to make their starts, earn degrees, launch and build careers. CCBC offers the region’s most expansive selection of degree, certificate and workplace certification programs that prepare students for transfer, job entry and career advancement in such industries as business, education, health care, information technology, cybersecurity, construction, and transportation. Designated as the “Best Community College” among the Maryland Daily Record’s 2022 Reader Rankings, CCBC is also nationally recognized as a leader in innovative learning strategies and among the nation’s top associate degree producers.

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