William M. Brish Planetarium

September 19, 2005

The Washington County Board of Education's William M. Brish Planetarium is at the Board of Education offices at 820 Commonwealth Ave. in Hagerstown.

All programs are Tuesdays at 7 p.m. on days when school is in session or teachers have professional trainings scheduled. Programs will not be conducted on holidays or days when school is closed due to inclement weather.

Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for children and students. Senior citizens get in free with a Washington County Public Schools Gold Card.

Call 301-766-2898 or visit and click on the planetarium link for more information.

Programs scheduled for this school year include:

  • Oct. 4-Nov. 22

    Clouds of Fire: The origin of stars

    Learn historical and recent discoveries about how stars are formed, how long they live and how they eventually will die.

  • Nov. 29-Dec. 20, Jan. 10

    'Tis the Season

    Examine many of our seasonal customs and stars in this winter program. Yule, St. Nick, the Christmas Star, greenery and other winter customs are explored.

  • Jan. 17-March 28

    Ring World

    Hear the story of Saturn and its moons with the recent Cassini/Huygens Mission, which examined the ringed world after a 71/2-year journey.

  • April 4-25

    Worlds in Motion

    Everything is in motion, from the atoms in our bodies to the galaxy clusters in deep space. See some of those motions and their implications to us.

  • May program and dates will be announced at a later date.
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