The museum café will be closed for renovation beginning Monday, April 30. Look forward to a new Café at RMSC experience soon!

Holst in the Dome: A Featured Astronomy for Adults Series Show

Holst in the Dome: A Featured Astronomy for Adults Series Show

April 11 at 7:30 pm & April 18 at 2pm

The Planets, by the English composer Gustav Holst, is one of the most popular pieces of concert music ever written, and has been used as “space music” for countless movies and videos. Yet Holst was inspired not by real planets, but by astrological horoscopes. In a unique combination of recordings and visuals, explore Holst’s career and influences, and we’ll listen to highlights in preparation for the real thing, played by the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) later that week. Thanks to our partnership with the RPO, you can even purchase a combo ticket that includes both the star show and the concert!


Star Show & RPO Concert

For the full celestial experience, opt for a combo ticket that includes admission to your selected star show and RPO concert dates. 

Get Combo Tickets


Star Show Only

If you would like to get tickets for the star show at Strasenburgh Planetarium only, choose between our afternoon and evening showtime.

April 11 at 7:30pm

April 18 at 2pm

Learn More about Astronomy for Adults

Adult lifelong learners seeking an intellectually stimulating and provocative program blending science, the arts and history are invited to this new series of weekday afternoon programs at the RMSC Strasenburgh Planetarium. Not geared for children, each session lasts about an hour, divided between a rich audio-visual presentation and a tour of current stars, planets and constellations using the Planetarium’s giant star projector. Attend several sessions and you’ll be on your way to becoming an expert on the sky!

Your regular presenters are Steve Fentress, Director of the RMSC Strasenburgh Planetarium, and Paul Krupinski, Planetarium show presenter and proprietor of the Buffalo-based Mobile Dome Planetarium.

For other shows like Holst in the Dome, view our full Astronomy for Adults schedule.


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