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‘Season of Light’ burns bright in Hastings Museum Planetarium

Take a journey in this full dome show that explores holiday traditions from cultures around the world. See how these traditions have been incorporated into our modern celebration without leaving the warm, comfy seats in our planetarium! The show ties together the themes of Christmas – evergreens, light, and Santa Claus, among many others – […]

Civil War exhibit, costal reef film and deep-space planetarium show among summer fare at Hastings Museum

History buffs, space fans and coral reef enthusiasts will find their niche this summer at the Hastings Museum! “Liberty on the Border: A Civil War Exhibit,” created by the Cincinnati Museum Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, will be on temporary display at Hastings Museum from May 26 through Labor Day. The 2,500 square-foot exhibit focuses on […]

Look Up! It’s the Aurora Borealis?

Observers in Central Nebraska may have a chance to see the illusive Aurora Borealis also known as the Northern Lights. They are rare from Central Nebraska, indeed all of Nebraska. However, the Sun has been very active this week. The sunspot known as AR1429 has hurled at least two major X-class flares (the strongest type) […]

Earth, Moon and Sun rises in planetarium

“Earth, Moon and Sun” is a wonderful, new fulldome program coming to the Hastings Museum planetarium in February. While especially designed for children in grades 2-5, it’s really fun for everyone! This fulldome program explores the relationship between the Earth, Moon and Sun with the help of Coyote, a fun character adapted from Native American […]

Experience the awesome beauty and destructive power of STARS!

Mark Hamill narrates this journey from our Sun to the edge of a Black Hole. Every star has a story. Some are faint and almost forgotten. Others burn bright and end their lives in powerful explosions. New stars are created every day within vast clouds of gas and dust. Through every phase of their existence, […]

What can you discover with Two Small Pieces of Glass?

This full dome show, Two Small Pieces of Glass, puts you in the middle of a modern star party…right from the comfy seats in our planetarium! Click here for showtimes. As with all regularly scheduled Hastings Museum planetarium shows, Two Small Pieces of Glass is free with paid admission or Museum membership. In 1608, a […]

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