Building Code E
Spencer Hill Campus
Corning, NY 14830


"The Cowboy Astronomer"

Planetarium General Public Show
8:00 p.m. Friday, April 4 and April 18, 2014

“The Cowboy Astronomer” features radio personality Baxter Black, who presents astronomy to audiences through storytelling. Baxter Black brings his delightful storytelling method to the planetarium dome, spinning many captivating legends and tales to entertain the viewer in a lighthearted down-to-earth fashion. The use of Native American folklore rather than the more traditional Greek mythology brings a unique perspective to the show. “The Cowboy Astronomer” is good for all ages, and will be especially enjoyable for those familiar with Baxter Black’s other programs. 

For show information, general inquiries, group reservations, and bookings, please contact: Lettie Mayer 607-962-9234,

About the Planetarium

Located in the Southern Tier of New York State, the Corning Community College Planetarium offers southern New York and northern Pennsylvania with a valuable astronomical resource.  The Corning Community College Planetarium provides audiences with inspiring and amazing multimedia voyages into the field of astronomy that are accessible to audiences of all ages and interests.  Full motion video, beautiful images from spacecraft and telescopes, and dazzling special effects combine with skillful narration to instill a sense of wonder in audiences, while providing them with educational facts about our universe at the same time.  Audiences are taken on journeys ranging from their own backyard sky to distant galaxies and beyond.

The planetarium’s facilities are also available for hosting presentations and conferences, where the multimedia equipment can be used to enhance any meeting or presentation.  PowerPoint, DVD, VHS, stationary and wireless microphones, slide projectors, and direct computer linking are all available for use in presentations.