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 [email protected].

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, September 20th

               6:30 p.m. Celestial Highlights & Apollo 11 When Man First Walked on the Moon  (target audience 9 & up)

               8:00 p.m.Celestial Highlights & Forward to the Moon (Target Audience 5 & up)

Friday, October 18th

6:30 p.m. - Celestial Highlights & Moon: World of Mystery (target audience 5 & up)

               8:00 p.m. - Celestial Highlights & Moon  Witch Show - Come in costume! (target audience 5 & up)

Friday, November 15th

               6:30 p.m. - Celestial Highlights & Moons: World of Mystery (target audience 5 & up)

               8:00 p.m. - Celestial Highlights & Galileo's View of the Universe (target audience 5 & up)

Thursday, December 19th

               5:30 p.m. - Celestial Highlights & Seasons of Light Holiday Special (target audience 5 & up)

               8:00 p.m. - Celestial Highlights & Seasons of Light Holiday Special (target audience 5 & up)

Friday, December 20th

***Special Performances of Holiday Music by Arcola Music Department***

               6:30 p.m.-  Celestial Highlights & Seasons of Light Holiday Special (target audience 5 & up)

               8:00 p.m. - Celestial Highlights & Seasons of Light Holiday Special (target audience 5 & up)

Upcoming Planetarium Show Descriptions! 

Apollo 11 When Man First Walked on the Moon
On July 20th, 1969 humans made their first steps onto the Moon.  This show, produced by the Jenk’s Planetarium, will walk through the events leading up to that historic day and what happened once we were on the Moon.  Although it is only ‘one small step into understanding’ the implications of this historic event, it will be ‘one giant leap’ for your entertainment. 

Forward to the Moon
After this summer’s 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission landing on the Moon you may be wondering; “Why haven’t we gone back?” Join planetarium director Adam Chantry as he discusses how we choose to go to the moon and NASA’s plans for returning.  After being revived in July of 2017, the National Space Council had its first meeting in October 2017 and worked on what would become White House Space Policy Directive 1.  This directive calls for “... an innovative and sustainable program of exploration with commercial and international partners to enable human expansion across the solar system and to bring back to Earth new knowledge and opportunities.”

Celestial Highlights (Target 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.

Moon Witch
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.  This show is seen by all of our 2nd Graders on their day-time field trips and has been entertaining Methacton Families for many years!

Moons: World of Mystery  
Moons: Worlds of Mystery immerses you in the amazing diversity of moons and tells the story of their important role in shaping our solar system. Follow in the footsteps of astronauts to our Moon, and then venture beyond to unfamiliar and exotic worlds: the outer planets and their moons. We’ll return home with new-found wonder about the dynamic and intricate solar system in which we all live

Galileo’s View of the Universe
Although Galileo did not invent the telescope, he was the first to point it to the sky and make detailed observations.  Galileo, along with his new tool, helped to unravel some of the fundamental understanding we have of our universe.  Planetarium director Adam Chantry help to show you what Galileo saw through his telescope and how that helped him to see the universe in new ways.  

Seasons of Light Holiday Special
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?