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photo of two silhouetted people looking up inside a planetarium dome
Vanderbilt Museum and Reichert Planetarium

180 Little Neck Rd, Centerport, NY 11721

June 1, 2024
9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Join scientists from Brookhaven Lab as they discuss the wonders of the universe at the Vanderbilt Museum and Reichert Planetarium. Take a turn with hands-on experiences that show the different weights in different planetary gravities, explore craters of the moon, and more!

exterior photo of the Reichert Planetarium

Vanderbilt Museum's Reichert Planetarium

The Vanderbilt Museum and grounds and Reichert Planetarium will open at 9:30 a.m.and admission will be FREE for all members of the public until 2 p.m. Visitors will have access to the grounds as well as exhibits in the Vanderbilt Mansion and Marine Museum. Seating for the scientific talks and Planetarium shows require reservations. Click on the shows below to reserve your seat!

10 a.m. Vera Rubin Observatory and LuSEE Night"
Scientist Steven Bellavia of Brookhaven Lab's Collider-Accelerator Department will share his talk about these recent projects (45 minutes).
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11 a.m. A Guide to Galactic Cosmic Rays"
Scientist Jessica Gasparik of Brookhaven Lab's NASA Space Radiation Laboratory will share a talk about galactic cosmic rays (45 minutes).
Reserve Seat
Noon Are we all made of star stuff? How Elements and Stars Work"
Scientist Trevor Olsen of Brookhaven Lab's NASA Space Radiation Laboratory will share a talk about composition of matter and nucleosynthesis (45 minutes).
Reserve Seat