Entrance to the Planetarium


The Barton Planetarium received a full “re-boot” in April of 2014. The centerpiece of the renovation efforts is a new high-definition digital projection system for the 360-degree dome.

The upgrade allows the 60-seat facility to be used for educational videos, interactive learning games and much more, in addition to the traditional projection and animations of the night sky.

The planetarium can also be reserved for private use.

Check out shows available through the Barton Planetarium! 

2022 Schedule

Tuesday March 29th, 2022

Time: 12:00-1:30 pm 1st - 3rd grade 

Time: 2:00-3:30 pm 4th - 6th grade

Wednesday March 30th, 2022

Time: 12:00-1:30 pm 1st - 3rd grade 

Time: 2:00-3:30 pm 4th - 6th grade

Show Descriptions

See a listing of shows below available to watch when you rent the Barton Planetarium.

To be updated.

Time: 25 Minutes

Target Audience: 10 – Adult



Live Shows

Scheduled STAR Gazing Events - Weather and Sky coverage dependent. Please refer to website for updates.

In 2022, the Quadrantids will peak on the night between Jan 3-4. The Quadrantids are usually active between the end of December and the second week of January, and peak around January 3-4. Unlike other meteor showers that tend to stay at their peak for about two days, the peak period of the Quadrantids only lasts a few hours.

January Meteor Shower - Mon. Jan 3-Tues, Jan 4

Set: Jan 3, 2022 at 7:55 pm 

Rise: Jan 3, 2022 at 10:13 pm

Set: Jan 4, 2022 at 7:47 pm


In 2022, the Lyrids will peak on the night between April 22-23. The Lyrid Meteor Shower is usually active between April 16 and 25 every year. 

April Meteor Shower 

Rise: April 22, 2022 at 9:24 pm

Set: April 23, 2022 at 1:56 pm


The next lunar eclipse will be on May 16, 2022.

Sky Lantern Festival - date: TBA

Total Lunar Eclipse - November 8, 2022.