NASA Sun-Earth day on Saturday, March 19th

-          Live webcast starting at noon from Goddard Space Flight Center and various locales around the country emphasizing ancient cultures’ relationships with the sun.

-          Bonus showing of “Here Comes the Sun” in the planetarium at 3:00 PM.

-          Safe, close-up views of sunspots and solar atmospheric eruptions in the observatory (weather permitting).

Debut of “Dark Matters” on Tuesday, March 22nd

-          Showing Tue., Fri., and Sat. at 7:00 PM

Extra spring break planetarium shows March 22nd through April 1st:

-          Dark Matters Tue. – Fri. at 2:00 PM

-          Dinosaur Chronicles Tue. & Thu. at 3:30 PM

-          The Planet Patrol Wed. & Fri. at 3:30 PM

“U2” (Fri. at 8:15 PM) and “Pink Floyd: The Wall” (Sat. at 8:15 PM) are going off the schedule after this week, being replaced by:

-          “Altrageous Rock” Fri. at 8:15 PM starting March 25th

-          “Lynyrd Skynyrd – Fly On Free Bird” at 8:15 PM starting March 26th

Earth Hour telescope viewing on Saturday, March 26th

-          2011 Theme: “Go beyond the hour”

-          Telescope open from 8:30 to 9:30 PM (or later?), free admission

-          Saturn visible with small telescopes after 9:00 PM