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The Planetarium at The State Museum of Pennsylvania Presents “We are Stars”

August 17, 2016

Filed under Passport to the Universe, Planetarium, We Are Stars

We Are Stars

What are we made of? Where did it all come from? These questions and others are explored in We Are Stars, a new planetarium show running from August 31 through December 11, 2016 at The State Museum of Pennsylvania. We Are Stars explores the secrets of our cosmic chemistry, our explosive origins and connects the evolution life on Earth to the beginning of the Universe.

Planetarium visitors will join the Time Master, voiced by Andy Serkis of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring fame, and his audience of Victorian time traveling characters on a 13.8 billion year adventure through time and space. You are welcomed into a magical Victorian wonderland and then whisked off to the edge of the universe and back via the heart of an epic exploding star. We Are Stars connects life on Earth with the Big Bang giving audiences a sense of where they have come from and what they are fundamentally made of. The show immerses the viewer in a universe of wonder and enlightenment.

In addition to We are Stars, The Planetarium will also show Passport to the Universe. An astounding visual adventure through space, this fan favorite engages its audience with an exhilarating flight through a virtual re-creation of our universe. Travel through our Solar System, out of our galaxy and deep into intergalactic space to answer the question, “Where are we in the universe?” Passport to the Universe is narrated by Academy Award Winner Tom Hanks.


Planetarium Schedule:

Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays
11:00 AM        Passport to the Universe
1:00 PM          We Are Stars

11:00 AM        Passport to the Universe
11:30 AM        We Are Stars
1:30 PM          Passport to the Universe
2:00 PM          We Are Stars

1:00 PM          Passport to the Universe
2:00 PM          We Are Stars

Tickets must be purchased prior to the show at the Museum Information Desk on the ground floor.  Planetarium tickets are $3.00 per show plus general admission. Please be aware that the planetarium chamber remains dark throughout the production and special effects during the shows may not be appropriate for children under age 3.

The State Museum of Pennsylvania, adjacent to the State Capitol in Harrisburg, is one of 24 historic sites and museums administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission as part of the Pennsylvania Trails of History®. The State Museum offers expansive collections interpreting Pennsylvania’s fascinating heritage. With exhibits examining the dawn of geologic time, the Native American experience, the colonial and revolutionary era, a pivotal Civil War battleground, and the commonwealth’s vast industrial age, The State Museum demonstrates that Pennsylvania’s story is America’s story.

Museum hours are Wednesday through Saturday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Sunday 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM.  Admission is $7 for adults (ages 12-64), $6 for senior citizens (ages 65 and up), and $5 for children (ages 1-11).

MEDIA CONTACT: Howard Pollman, 717-705-8639