Now that brave explorers have trekked through Antarctica, Santa Claus’s North Pole warehouse, and Gary Busey’s garage, scientists can confirm that space is the final frontier. Travel beyond Earth's atmosphere with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $6 for two tickets to any program (up to a $12 value)
- $11 for four tickets to any program (up to a $24 value)
- $16 for six tickets to any program (up to a $36 value)
Whitworth Ferguson Planetarium’s upcoming programs exhibit the wonders and yet-unsolved riddles hidden in the cosmos, starting with the current The Sun: Our Star and Other Solar Systems, which delve into the science of the Sun and its cousins with orbiting planets throughout the universe. Starting August 24, Ancient Astronomical Sites explores societies’ celestial observatories built throughout history, asking whether they might have served some other purpose than watching the constellations shift during 4,000-year-long movies. See the 2012 schedule for a full list of summer and fall programs.
Though Whitworth Ferguson Planetarium features discounts for kids, seniors, and the military, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
Whitworth Ferguson Planetarium
Since opening its star-dappled doors in 1964, the Whitworth Ferguson Planetarium has delighted sky-gazing enthusiasts through effulgent re-creations of the night sky and educational journeys through the solar system with its 24-foot-diameter dome, capable of illuminating 4,000 stars. Celestial explorations have included shows such as Uranus and Neptune: Planets of the Telescope Age, which explores the planets and their improbable journey from drifting stardust to two of the solar system's gas giants. Attractions such as Shorter Nights: Passage Into Spring reveal the dazzling sights visible in the local Buffalo sky in the buildup to the equinox, and Pluto and the Other Dwarfs: Smaller Objects of the Solar System guide sojourners on a quest to view the celestial orb as it hides, weeping over its stripped status as a planet, behind Saturn's rings.
Buffalo State College
Whitworth Ferguson Planetarium Science Building
Buffalo, New York 14222