Star Party: Astronomy with Other Senses

Advanced registration required - Free event

Recommended for all ages

Come to the Bell Museum to see, feel, and hear the stars and other cosmic objects. Out on our roof deck, we’ll have our telescopes set up to observe the Moon and some of our favorite deep space objects (weather dependent). Inside you can see and hear the wonders of our planetary neighborhood in the planetarium show Audio Universe: Tour of the Solar System. Inside we’ll have tactile panels from NASA and other hands-on activities that let you feel the universe.

Advance registration is required through Eventbrite.

Special Planetarium Show  Audio Universe: Tour of the Solar system.

All ages | Times: 7:00, 7:45, 8:30

Experience the Solar System like never before—by traveling on a spacecraft that can turn the objects in space into sound!

The audience of this stunning 35-minute show will be transported into a special spacecraft that takes them to the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) to view the stars in the night sky, before lifting them off into space to visit the Earth, Moon, Sun, and all the planets of the Solar System.

Unlike traditional planetarium shows, the soundtrack takes the lead role. Each of the objects in space are represented with sounds as well as being presented with the incredible 4K resolution visuals. The audience listens to the stars appear and hear the planets orbit around their heads. This means that this show is an immersive experience that can be enjoyed irrespective of level of vision.

Covid-19 protocols for a safe Star Party:

  • Attendance is limited to 400 people, and advance registration through Eventbrite is required. 
  • The planetarium program is free but capacity is limited to 50%. Please pick up a ticket at the front desk for your desired time. 
  • Masks are required when looking through telescopes.


Start date
Friday, March 11, 2022, 7 p.m.
End date
Friday, March 11, 2022, 9 p.m.