Planetarium Tickets

Methacton School District and Adam Chantry, Mallon Planetarium Director, are proud to offer the following planetarium shows through MSD's Community Education program. The Mallon Planetarium is located at the Arcola Intermediate School, 4001A Eagleville Road, Eagleville, PA. Please park in the back of the Arcola building and enter through the planetarium entrance. If the planetarium show is not sold out, tickets will be available at the planetarium door the night of the show on a first-come, first-served basis. Night Sky observing is conducted at all evening shows with our district telescope if weather permits.

By purchasing your tickets online, you are guaranteed a seat for the planetarium show. We do not mail our tickets. Your name(s) will be added to our show roster.. If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Kifer at kkifer@methacton.org.

Show reservations must be made through the planetarium site prior to purchasing tickets! After reserving tickets, you will be redirected to this page for payments. 

Planetarium Link: https://www.methacton.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=2777


NEW PRICING!

TICKETS: Adults:  $8.00

Students/Senior Citizens:  $6.00

Tickets are also available at the planetarium door the night of the show on a first-come, first serve basis. 

(NOT ELIGIBLE FOR DISCOUNTS)

Doors will open 15 minutes before the show. Please park behind Arcola School.

Friday, Sept. 21, 2018

               6:30-7:30 p.m. - Celestial Highlights & We Are Stars

               7:45-9 p.m. - Celestial Highlights & Autumnal Equinox Special

Friday, Oct. 19, 2018

               6:30-7:30 p.m. - Celestial Highlights & Moon Witch

               7:45-9 p.m. - Celestial Highlights & Moon Witch

Friday, November 16, 2018

               6:30-7:30 p.m. - Celestial Highlights & Faster Than Light

               7:45-9:00 p.m. - Celestial Highlights & Insight Into Mars & New Horizons

Friday, December 21, 2018

               6:30-7:30 p.m. - Celestial Highlights & Seasons of Light Holiday Special!  Special performances of Holiday Music by Arcola Music Department. 

               7:45-9:00 p.m.- Celestial Highlights & Seasons of Light Holiday Special! (Target Audience ages 10 and up)

Autumnal Equinox Special

(Target audience ages 10+) Join us as we approach the first day of autumn on October 23rd to celebrate the Equinox. Planetarium Director Adam Chantry will guide you through all the seasons. Along the way you will learn the cause of the seasons, their past and present significance, and find out about seasons on some of our nearest celestial neighbors.

Celestial Highlights

(Target audience ages 10+) This astronomical “Tour de Force” was the leading presentation at the Hayden Planetarium for over 25 years.  We will use the current constellations to find visible planets and deep space objects visible through the current season. Public star viewing afterward sky conditions/weather permitting.

Faster than Light (NEW!)

(Target Audience 5+) This brand new full dome movie explores the longstanding quest to develop spacecraft with enough power and speed to reach the stars. The film asks: What will it take to reach a newly discovered planet circling our Sun’s nearest neighbor, Proxima Centauri? Based on real science and engineering, “Faster Than Light” takes audiences on a thrilling journey into the future, aboard laser-driven space sails, antimatter engines, and even warp drive -  right out of fiction. 

Moon Witch Halloween Show – Come in Costume! (optional)

 (Target Audience 5+) This traditional style (stop animation) Planetarium classic follows Billy and Diana out on Halloween night. The moon and some of its illusions come into question as the children partake in “trick or treating” for the evening. Discussed are lunar features, how the moon appears to change phase and a myriad of information about Earth’s only natural satellite.

Seasons of Light Holiday Special

(Target Audience 5+)  Did you ever wonder where certain holiday traditions come from? Why do we light up our homes? What is the significance of the Christmas tree, the holiday candle, what is a Menorah and why do we light candles night by night? Why do people kiss under the Mistletoe? Why do so many celebrations from cultures around the world take place on the shortest days of the year?Special performance of Holiday Music by Arcola Music Department. 

We Are Stars

(Target Audience 10+) What are we made of? Where did it all come from? Explore the secrets of our cosmic chemistry, and our explosive origins with this brilliantly animated full dome movie. Concepts that will be interesting to older students and parents presented in a format that will be enjoyable for all ages.  Connect life on Earth to the evolution of the Universe by following the formation of Hydrogen atoms to the synthesis of Carbon, and the molecules for life. We Are Stars presents humanity’s current understanding of where everything, including us, came from.