Brampton's Getting a Giant Planetarium Soon


And for a limited time only!

If you love stars, planets, and all things space-related, you might be excited to know that a massive travelling planetarium is coming to Brampton soon.

The Travelling Planetarium is actually an exhibit that the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) brings to communities across the province. 

Here’s when you can catch the planetarium in Brampton this year, according to Brampton Library:

South Fletcher’s Branch Library

April 15-18 from 2-4:30 p.m.
April 19 from 4:30-8:30 p.m.
April 20 from 4-5:30 p.m.
April 21 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Gore Meadows Library 

April 23-26 from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
April 27 from 4-5:30 p.m.
April 28 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

According to Brampton Library, sessions start every 30 minutes and free, same-day tickets are available at each branch on a first-come, first-served basis. You might want to show up about 30 minutes prior to the session you want, says the library.

So, what exactly is the planetarium?

The standard planetarium is a huge inflatable dome that’s 21 feet in diameter and 11 feet tall. It has a projector that recreates the night sky, can it can even show stars throughout various seasons, or pictures of constellations from Greek mythology, according to the ROM.

Up to 25 people can fit in the dome, and a ROM instructor walks you through all of its components.

Are you going to check it out?

Photo courtesy of the ROM

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