Halloween Celestial Origins Image
Start: October 16, 2021 5 p.m.
End: October 16, 2021 6 p.m.

What do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes… astronomy? After all, Halloween is an astronomical holiday! During this program you will learn the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day.” We will also explore the night sky and learn what planets, constellations, and stars will be out on your Halloween evening.

 

Program Information

  • Runtime: Approximately 50 minutes total with live sky tour. 
  • Intended Audience: All ages 8 and up, but all are welcome!

Planetarium Information

  • Masks are required inside the Brown Planetarium and all other Ball State buildings, regardless of vaccination status.
  • No reservations are required for public planetarium shows. However, plan to arrive early as seating is done on a first-come, first-served basis and seating is limited.
  • We do our best to have doors open 30 minutes before show time.
  • Planetarium shows are free of charge. We accept cash donations at the door and greatly appreciate your support to make this possible. 
  • Food, drinks, gum or candy are not allowed in the planetarium.
  • Cellphones and any electronics that emit light must be silenced or turned off at the start of all programs. Please refrain from wearing light-up shoes to any planetarium programs.
  • Children 17 years and under should be accompanied by an adult.
  • The planetarium is located on the west end of the Cooper Science Complex, at 2111 W. Riverside Ave., Muncie. Due to construction being done on the Cooper Science Complex, you must enter through the planetarium’s southwest entrance.

For directions and parking information, as well as general policies, please visit the Charles W. Brown Planetarium website.