Aiken County Calendar of Events

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Event Series In My Backyard

In My Backyard

DuPont Planetarium 471 University Parkway, Aiken, SC, United States

What can you see from your backyard? Join acclaimed family entertainer Fred Penner as he helps answer this question in an interactive program to explore things large and small in Fred's backyard. In addition to learning about living things in the backyard, visitors will learn about the seasons, constellations, planets, meteors and the Moon. Young […]

Event Series Defying Gravity

Defying Gravity

DuPont Planetarium 471 University Parkway, Aiken, SC, United States

Join host Apollo Aurora and her science reporters as they explore the science behind rocket power, gravity on other planets, and even monstrous black holes! Robot experts Apple 1-6-8-6 and EGR-1 will also lend a few circuits to explain the force that keeps us humans all grounded. Well, some of the time. Ages 8 and […]

Event Series Two Small Pieces of Glass

Two Small Pieces of Glass

DuPont Planetarium 471 University Parkway, Aiken, SC, United States

Celebrate the work of those who used telescopes during the past 400 years. The largest observatories in the world use these instruments to explore the mysteries of the universe. Join two young people at a star party as they learn how telescopes continue to expand our understanding of the Universe. A local astronomer teaches them […]

Event Series Space Mission

Space Mission

DuPont Planetarium 471 University Parkway, Aiken, SC, United States

Travel with brother-sister duo, Jack and Annie, in their Magic Tree House as they discover a note that asks them to answer six questions about space. With the help of an astronomer, the Internet, an astronaut, books and the writer of the mysterious note, Jack and Annie go on a wondrous journey of adventure and […]

Event Series Seven Wonders

Seven Wonders

DuPont Planetarium 471 University Parkway, Aiken, SC, United States

Travel back thousands of years in time and witness spectacular marvels of the ancient world. Explore the Great Pyramid, stand in the shadow of the towering Colossus and experience the rest of the world's phenomenal Seven Wonders. We will investigate the social forces and technologies leading to the creation of these incredible antiquities and glimpse […]

Event Series To the Moon and Beyond

To the Moon and Beyond

DuPont Planetarium 471 University Parkway, Aiken, SC, United States

Experience the exciting adventures of Apollo astronauts on the Moon with young Carol and her dad. Learn what prompted the Race to the Moon, and become better acquainted with the attributes of Earth's natural satellite. Then, discover how NASA plans to send humans back to the Moon, Mars, and beyond. You may be inspired to […]