Kirkpatrick PlanetariumThe Kirkpatrick Planetarium is getting an upgrade! The planetarium will be closed for renovations beginning on Aug. 6 and will reopen in late September. The museum will be open with regular hours during the planetarium renovation.
Astronomy can be an extremely fun and exciting hobby. It’s one of the few sciences where your backyard can become a living laboratory, filled with the most exotic objects humans have ever discovered! A question we're often asked at Science Museum Oklahoma is how to select a telescope for a budding astronmer — young or old. SMO's Kirkpatrick Planetarium Director Tom Arnold offers this guidance:
Oklahoma City metro area Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts have new options for earning science-related badges this spring at Science Museum Oklahoma with the museum’s new slate of Saturday Scout badge classes and scouting-focused Science Overnights.
Oklahomans who received a telescope this holiday season — or who simply own a telescope and would like to better understand how to use it — are invited to learn the ins and outs of operating the instruments during an informal, come-and-go event set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 20 at Science Museum Oklahoma.