"Halloween: Celestial Origins" at the Brown Planetarium

October 12, 2021

What do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes… astronomy? After all, Halloween is an astronomical holiday! Come and learn the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day” at this planetarium experience. We will also explore the night sky and learn what planets, constellations, and stars will be out on your Halloween evening. Check out the showtimes below, or visit the Brown Planetarium website for more information.

Halloween: Celestial Origins

WHEN: Fridays: Oct. 15, 29 @ 6:30 p.m. & Saturdays: Oct. 16, 30 @ 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
COST: FREE, no reservations required, seating is limited
WHERE: Brown Planetarium, 2111 W. Riverside Ave., Cooper Science Complex, Muncie, IN 47306

Planetarium Information

  • Masks are required inside the Brown Planetarium and all other Ball State buildings, regardless of vaccination status.
  • No reservations are required for public planetarium shows. However, plan to arrive early as seating is done on a first-come, first-served basis and seating is limited. We offer hands-on activities for you to enjoy before the show.
  • We do our best to have doors open 30 minutes before show time.
  • Planetarium shows are free of charge. We appreciate your support to make this possible.
  • Food, drinks, gum or candy are not allowed in the planetarium.
  • Cellphones and any electronics that emit light must be silenced or turned off at the start of all programs. Please refrain from wearing light-up shoes to any planetarium programs.
  • Children 17 years and under should be accompanied by an adult.
  • The planetarium is located on the west end of the Cooper Science Complex, at 2111 W. Riverside Ave., Muncie. Due to construction being done on the Cooper Science Complex, you must enter through the planetarium’s southwest entrance.

Interested in scheduling a private educational visit to the planetarium? Request a planetarium visit for your Ball State class or group online. 


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