Whitworth Ferguson Planetarium

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Up to 4,000 illuminated stars on 24 ft. dome twinkle down in seasonal tours of celestial bodies, including exhibits on Neptune & Pluto

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Promotional value expires Apr 30, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 3 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 3 per visit. Reservation required; subject to availability. Not valid for special events or laser music shows. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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 today’s Groupon: for $6, you get two tickets to a planetarium show at the Whitworth Ferguson Planetarium (up to a $12 value). Shows are typically held on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon at varying times; attendees must use the Iroquois Drive entrance.

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. Upcoming celestial explorations include Uranus and Neptune: Planets of the Telescope Age (January 13–February 11), which explores the planets and their improbable journey from two young marbles growing up in The Bronx to two of the solar system's gas giants. The vivid Shorter Nights: Passage Into Spring (February 17–March 24) reveals the dazzling sights visible in the Buffalo sky in the buildup to the equinox. Otherwise, Pluto and the Other Dwarfs: Smaller Objects of the Solar System (March 30–April 28) guides sojourners on a quest to view the celestial orb as it hides, weeping over its stripped status as a planet, behind Saturn's rings. Shows change regularly, so visitors should check the schedule for additional upcoming offerings.

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 plans for a brand new facility, a temporary planetarium allows visitors to continue exploring the Universe. Along with its regular space-focused programs, the planetarium offers laser music shows, displaying kaleidoscopic images set to songs of popular bands such as Pink Floyd, The Beatles, and U2. Guests can also attend Legends of the Night Sky, a series of 20-minute educational shows telling the stories behind constellations’ namesakes.

Customer Reviews

Enjoyed bringing the family for a educational experience . The children( 12&14 ) loved the great story telling as well as the adults.
Kim · October 15, 2012
Liked it a lot
Janis F. · August 19, 2012
This is a great program. My children and I truly enjoy coming to each presentation. Thank you.
Mchael B. · May 7, 2012
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    Buffalo State

    Whitworth Ferguson Planetarium

    1300 Elmwood Ave.

    Buffalo, New York 14222

    716-878-4911

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