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Public planetarium shows

Planetarium shows will resume Fall semester 2014.

The last public planetarium show will be May 10.

Meteor shower watch: Hobbs Observatory, 11pm May 23.



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


Public shows are switching to Thursdays at 7pm

(adults, and ages 12 and up); and

Children's shows are Saturdays at 11am

(aimed at ages 5-12). 

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

The shows last about an hour and the fee is $2 per person. Not recommended for children under age 4.


 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 the month and every clear Saturday from May to October.   MAP

Free Astronomy lectures at Hobbs Observatory, 8pm on the third Saturday (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.


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