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/planettix


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. 15, 2017

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

7:45-9 p.m. - Celestial Highlights & Farewell Cassini (Saturn Special)

Friday, Oct. 20, 2017

6:30-7:30 p.m. - Moon Witch Halloween Show-Come in Costume

7:45-9 p.m. - Moon Witch Halloween Show - Come in Costume

Friday, November 17, 2017

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

7:45-9:00 p.m. - Celestial Highlights & Dynamic Earth

Friday, Decemer 15, 2017

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!

Celestial Highlights

(Target audience ages 10 and up). 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.

Dynamic Earth

(Target audience ages 10 and up). An award winning Planetarium full dome digital presentation that is targeted for ages 11 and up. Dynamic Earth explores the inner workings of Earth’s climate system. This cutting edge production follows a trail of energy that flows from the Sun to the interlocking systems that shape our climate, the atmosphere, oceans and the biosphere. Audiences will ride along on swirling ocean and wind currents, dive into the heart of a monster hurricane and fly into broiling volcanoes.

Farwell Cassini (Saturn Special)

(Target audience ages 10 and up).  In October of 1997 the Cassini mission was launched on a 7 year journey to explore the jewel of the solar system, Saturn.  On September 15th, just a month shy of 20 years in space, Cassini will make its final plunge into Saturn’s atmosphere.  Planetarium Director Adam Chantry will present the history of our ringed planet, what we have learned from Cassini, and what the future holds for Saturn.  This presentations will be more geared towards older students and lifelong learners.    

Moon Witch Halloween Show -

Come in Costume!!

(Target Audience 5 & Up). 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 & Up).  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?

  We Are Stars !!!New!!!

(Target Audience 10 & Up).  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.