What They’re About, Who They’re For
12:30 pm Show
For younger school-age children. The content and delivery of these shows
inspires the youngest future astronomers to learn about the skies.
2 pm Show
For more mature audiences, including children 8 +.
A live demonstration in the Planetarium, this interactive show reveals what
the sky is like at night (the very NIGHT of the show!)
3:30 pm Show
For more mature audiences, including children 8 +. These shows
explore more complex scientific content, while drawing you into the action.
through August 29
Museum is open and admission free 5 – 8 pm
Free Planetarium show at 7 pm
Undiscovered Worlds - July 18
for School and Camp Groups
12:30 pm Ages 5+
Earth, Moon and Sun
This planetarium show explores the relationship between the Earth, Moon and Sun with the help of Coyote, an amusing character adapted from Native American oral traditions who has many misconceptions about our home planet and its most familiar neighbors. His confusion about the universe makes viewers think about how the Earth, Moon and Sun work together as a system. Native American stories are used throughout the show to help distinguish between myths and science.
2 pm Ages 8 +
The Sky Tonight – live
Take a live tour of the heavens as seen from our area with a planetarium educator.
3:30 pm Ages 8 +
We Are Astronomers
Discover how astronomers share knowledge and answer our questions about the universe. Narrated by David Tennant, the “Tenth Doctor” in the British sci-fi series Doctor Who.
Megastar-IIA is installed in our 12m dome along with the full dome digital system from SkySkan.
MEGASTAR projects million of stars, thousands of times more than the number of stars visible by the naked eye. However, these are all real stars in their real locations, which can be seen using binoculars or a simple telescope. Over one hundred Clusters and Nebulae can also be seen in the MEGASTAR sky. There are Individual projectors for the bright stars, which twinkle as if viewed from earth. MEGASTAR simulates all Sky motions.
In traditional Planetariums, the Milky Way is shown as a cloud of fog. In MEGASTAR, to be as close as possible to reality, the Milky Way is shown as millions of precision pinpoint stars.