Tonight's Sky

“I know that I am mortal by nature, and ephemeral; but when I trace at my pleasure the windings to and fro of the heavenly bodies I no longer touch the earth with my feet: I stand in the presence of Zeus himself and take my fill of ambrosia.” – Ptolemy, Ptolemy’s Almagest

Have you ever stared up at the night sky and wondered, “What's that bright star over there?” From constellations and planets to meteor showers and stars, learn about the wonders of the heavens in the Kirkpatrick Planetarium. Offering a daily look at the night sky in the presentation Tonight’s Sky, you’ll learn all about a variety of celestial bodies – without a telescope!

Cool Stuff

Science Museum Oklahoma actually began as a planetarium in 1958, later moving to a permanent location at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds in 1962. In 1978, the museum was built and the planetarium was relocated to its current home.

Did You Know?

In the Kirkpatrick Planetarium, our experts regularly update the Tonight’s Sky program with the latest news and discoveries from NASA and astronomers around the world.

Showtimes:*

(Summer: Memorial Day-Labor Day)
Monday - Friday: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 

(School Year: Labor Day-Memorial Day)
Monday - Friday: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 

Please note that the Planetarium is closed the first Monday of each month for routine maintenance.

 

Have an astronomy question? Ask Wayne – Science Museum Oklahoma’s very own Celestial Wizard! Simply fill out the form with your astronomy-related question, and he will answer your toughest celestial brain busters!

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Wayne «The Celestial Wizard» Harris-Wyrick

Now some may consider The Celestial Wizard a pretentious, if not puffed-up, title. But when discussing Wayne Harris-Wyrick, all other monikers fall short. With a love of all things celestial that can be traced back to a 5-year-old's letter to Santa asking for a telescope, Wayne has had a lifelong fascination for all things slightly out of reach. It is common knowledge around Science Museum Oklahoma that The Celestial Wizard is a wealth of astro-ethno-archeo-and all-sorts-of-other-Os information, but it's the things he doesn't know that have him pushing the boundaries of conventional thought. Like a true scientist, he is tugged at by the most difficult of questions and the most allusive of answers. As a paranormal investigator for Insight Paranormal, Inc., Wayne combines his affinity for the unanswered with his flair for the fantastic. But it's not all ghosts and black holes for The Celestial Wizard. He is also an avid writer and the author of a newly published children's book. So if you doubt the conjuring abilities of Science Museum Oklahoma's own Celestial Wizard, take a trip with him to the edge of the Andromeda Galaxy, and you will agree it's nothing short of magic. As for any questions you have about Astronomy, please ask them in the box provided.