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Public planetarium shows

No show Dec 14 - Jan 28!

No shows over Spring break, March 21-28.

Click on 'Events' on the left column for upcoming shows.



For upcoming show titles, click on "Events" in the left menu.


The scheduled Thursday and Saturday shows will be free for the rest of the semester.



Thursdays at 7pm

(adults, and ages 12 and up)

Jan 29: "Stardate: Ancient Horizons"  discusses ancient Egyptian astronomy and mythology

February:  "Top Ten Celestial Objects" reveals the best sky objects and where they are in the sky


Children's shows are Saturdays at 11am

(aimed at ages 5-12)


Jan 31, Feb 7: "Cricket and Friends see a Comet"  aimed at younger kids and timely since Comet Lovejoy can currently be seen with binoculars.

Feb 14, 21, 28:   "Solar System Adventure Tour".  Join this educational trip through the planets and hope we return safely!

 Not recommended for children under age 4.

For directions, click "Location" on the left menu.

The shows last about an hour.


 Click to Learn about the Eau Claire Planet Walk!                                                 

See the real sky at Hobbs Observatory, near Fall Creek

Hobbs Observatory at Beaver Creek Reserve offers public access after dark (if it's not too cloudy) the third Saturday of January - November, and every clear Saturday from May to October.   MAP

Free Astronomy lectures at Hobbs Observatory, 8pm on the third Saturday of January - November (telescope viewing afterwards once it is dark out).  The observatory is made available to the public through the Chippewa Valley Astronomical Society.


To get to Hobbs Observatory: Travel East on Clairemont (Highway 12), through Altoona and to Fall Creek. In Fall Creek, turn left on County Road K, and travel a few miles (go past "SS"; but if you reach a stop sign you went too far.) The observatory is on the left, just before (but across the road from) Beaver Creek Reserve nature center. 

Sky Maps

Sky Map

Click to download and print off monthly sky maps.


Today's Moon