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“Science After Dark” Friday Nights at the Planetarium (Woodbridge)

April 12, 2012

On Friday, April 13th the CD Hylton Planetarium will be hosting laser shows called “Science After Dark” Friday Nights! From 6 to 10 pm at CD Hylton High School (14051 Spriggs Road, Woodbridge, VA 22193) come enjoy Laser Beatles at 6 pm, IPop at 7:30 pm, and Laser Vinyl at 9pm. Learn more here.

Theatrical lighting, stage effects, and loud music are all used.
Tickets are $10 at the door — please bring exact change.
Seating is limited to the first 65 people each show so come early!
Park in the main lot and enter the building through door #3.
Come all the way to the top of the hallway and make a right hand turn.
Email Tony Kilgore at with questions.

About the Planetarium:

The planetarium at C.D. Hylton Senior High School, known as the Skydome Planetarium, contains a Spitz 512 ATM 3 star projector capable of projecting 1354 stars, the five visible eye planets, moon phasing, daily and yearly motion, the celestial coordinates and other reference lines on a thirty-foot curved dome. Special effect projectors create solar and lunar eclipses, aurora display, meteor and meteor showers. All of these are automated to a computer. Video projection allows the use of VHS,DVD and laser disc capability. Thirteen slide projectors compliment various programs. A 16 speaker stereo sound system provides the audience with music in the round. Cushioned seats provide accommodations for 58.

Although the planetarium is located at Hylton Senior High School, the facility serves as a field trip experience for all the schools in Prince William County. Surrounding school districts utilize the planetarium when scheduling is available.  At times, interdisciplinary programs such as “Mother Earth: Father Sky” and “Shakespeare and the Stars” have been developed with the drama and music departments. More than 14,000 visitors a year have watched the stars under the Skydome.

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