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November 8, 2014
Columbia STEM Expo
at Rock Bridge High School
Interactive booths and displays celebrating Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math will be spread throughout the halls of Rock Bridge High School for this 2nd Saturday Expo Event.
During the Expo, CPS Planetarium will be showing “Forces of Nature,” which focuses on volcanoes, earthquakes, and tornadoes. Showtimes are 12:15, 1:15 and 2:15 pm.
There will be no advanced ticket reservations for this event. Tickets will be handed out on a first come, first served basis at the door.
December 13, 2014
2:00 - Astronaut. For general audiences. Learn about the training involved in preparing astronauts for the harsh enviroment of outer space. After the show, touch real space shuttle tiles and food prepared for eating in outer space.
3:00 – Hubble Vision 2. For older audiences. Celebrate some of the many discoveries made by the Hubble Space Telescope.
January 8-17, 2015 - The return of Laser, Music, and Stars.
Schedule to be announced.
February 14, 2015 – Rockets Rockets Rockets!
CPS Planetarium is teaming with MU’s American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) club and bringing you rockets, rockets, and more rockets.
In the Dome: Take a ride through the solar system on a cardboard rocket.
Outside the Dome: View displays and interactive exhibits describing all aspects of rocketry.
2:00 – Secret of the Cardboard Rocket. For general audiences. Take an imaginary rocket ship ride through the solar system, learning about each planet along the way.
3:00 - Secret of the Cardboard Rocket.
March 14, 2015 – Dinosaurs, Cavemen, & Our Changing Planet
Dinosaurs, Cavemen, & Our Changing Planet – Come see dinosaur fossils, paint like a caveman, watch Earth’s Wild Ride, and more during our 3rd annual Dinosaur, Cavemen, and Our Changing Planet event: a collaboration between CPS Planetarium, MU Dept. of Pathology & Anatomical Sciences, and MU Dept. of Anthropology. Times to be determined.
April 11, 2015 - Astronomy for Young Children
2:00 – Night Sky Wonders. For Pre-K and Kindergarten children, this live show introduces young children to the wonders of the night sky.
3:00 – Magic Tree House Space Mission. For K-2 graders, this show takes kids along with Jack and Annie as they use their magic tree house to find the answers to questions about outer space.
May 9, 2015 – Old and New
2:00 – Astronaut. For general audiences. Learn about the training involved in preparing astronauts for the harsh enviroment of outer space. After the show, touch real space shuttle tiles and food prepared for eating in outer space.
3:00 – Stars of Jade. For older audiences, this show offers a fascinating look at early western and eastern cultures and discusses why early Chinese astrologers were so much more observant than their western counterparts.