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The OCC Planetarium presents LAZERDOME! Dazzling laser lights let you rock out to your favorite artists like Queen, Led Zeppelin, Metallica, and Pink Floyd

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Skylark Speaker Series

In our new monthly speaker series, special guests bring the most relevant topics in space science and astronomy to the Planetarium. Talks will be followed by a Q&A session and free telescope observing (weather permitting) hosted by the OCC Astronomy Department. Starts at 7 p.m. 

Admission is free, but seats are limited. 

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Starlight STEM Activities

Interested in how a rocket blasts off from its launchpad, or how scientists control a rover on a planet millions of miles away? Starlight workshops give you hands on experience building, designing, and most importantly, playing with science and engineering concepts! Workshops are tailor made for different age groups, so there's something for students from 1st grade through high school! 

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Public Telescope Nights

The Planetarium and OCC Astronomy Department offer regular sky viewing events, free of charge! Planetarium staff, astronomy students, and real professors operate an array of amazing telescopes to let you see the wonders of the cosmos with your own eyes! Events are held monthly after our Skylark guest lecture, and during special celestial events like eclipses and comet sightings. 

Cloudy? Come on inside the Planetarium for a show that will let you see even more of the universe!

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Sci-Fi Saturday

Step into both the past and the future with our classic science fiction movie nights! Join us for a special behind-the-scenes talk with our resident film expert and discover the secrets and stories behind these iconic movies. Experience the magic of classic science fiction on the big screen and see how imagination can become reality through scientific advancements. Join us for a trip through time and space with our classic science fiction movie nights!

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Mesmerica is a visual music journey that brings the mesmerizing music of Grammy-nominated composer and percussionist James Hood together with visually-hypnotic, 3D animated art curated from artists around the world, creating an immersive experience designed to transcend time, relax, soothe, and stimulate your mind and senses...

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