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William Brish Planetarium

Posted by on January 31, 2012

Field Trip: William Brish Planetarium
Location: 820 Commonwealth Avenue
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Contact: 301-766-2898
Grades: K – High School

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About the Museum:

antPod Downloads: The William Brish Planetarium is now featured at with Skylights, a regular series of podcasts featuring Rod Martin’s monthly sky tour, and previews of planetarium programs and special events, along with Tristate Astronomer highlights.

Public programs are offered Tuesdays at 7 p.m. if schools are in session that day. Programs vary by season and may include:

  • The Universe of Dr. Einstein
    See the universe as Albert Einstein did from an historic, mathematical, and personal perspective. Relativity is easy!
  • Galileo: The Power of the Telescope
    Over 400 years ago Galileo revolutionized astronomy and science by using a telescope to observe the sky. Witness the history and modern uses of this scientific instrument.
  • ‘Tis the Season
    Examine many of the seasonal customs based on light, as well as various winter holiday traditions, including Yule, greenery, Santa, and the Christmas star.
  • Dark Matters
    Astronomers study our galaxy and universe in different types of light. Not all sources of gravity can be seen, but reveal themselves by their influence on other objects. How can Dark Matter be detected and what could it be?
  • Visions of a Spring Night
    See the stars and constellations of the spring and upcoming summer season.

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