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Star Shows - Weekends Only
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 ages 8 and older. 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 ages 8 and older. These shows explore more complex scientific content, while drawing you into the action.

Weekdays Only Programs for
School and Camp Groups

Planetarium Show Schedule
Saturday & Sunday


OCTOBER

 

25/26

12:30 pm
2:00 pm
3:30 pm

Tycho to the Moon
The Sky Tonight – Live

Moons: Worlds of Mystery

NOVEMBER

 

1

12:30 pm
2:00 pm
3:30 pm
Legends of the Night Sky
The Sky Tonight – Live
We Are Astronomers
in Spanish

2

12:30 pm
2:00 pm

3:30 pm

Legends of the Night Sky
The Sky Tonight – Live
We Are Aliens

8 & 9

12:30 pm
2:00 pm
3:30 pm

Earth, Moon & Sun
The Sky Tonight – Live
Undiscovered Worlds

15/16

12:30 pm
2:00 pm
3:30 pm

Tycho to the Moon
The Sky Tonight – Live
We Are Astronomers

22/23

12:30 pm
2:00 pm
3:30 pm

Legends of the Night Sky
The Sky Tonight – Live
We Are Aliens

29/30

12:30 pm
2:00 pm
3:30 pm

Earth, Moon & Sun
The Sky Tonight – Live
Moons: Worlds of Mystery
MEET MEGASTAR!

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.

Milky Way
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.

Milky Way


Planetarium Show Descriptions
Moons: Worlds of Mystery
Where are the moons? What do they do?
Follow the astronauts to our silvery moon, then journey to the outer planets to discover more moons. Come back to earth with new found wonder for the dynamic solar system where we live.
Ages 8+, 35 minutes + Q & A

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.
25 minutes

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.

We Are Aliens!
Earth. It’s now a small world. The human race is connected better and faster than ever before but what about elsewhere? Could we one day be part of a galactic community sharing our knowledge and ideas? Or is Earth the only planet with life? We Are Aliens! is a new 360° digital planetarium show narrated by Rupert Grint (from Harry Potter films) that takes you on an epic ride in the hunt for the evidence of alien life.

Legends of the Night Sky:
Perseus and Andromeda
The stars tell the story of beautiful Andromeda, who is punished by the gods for her mother’s bragging, sacrificed to a sea monster, and then rescued by Perseus.

The Sky Tonight – Live
Take a live tour of the heavens as seen from our area with a planetarium educator. 55 minutes

Undiscovered Worlds:
The Search Beyond Our Sun

Through the discovery of exoplanets—the hundreds of planets that orbiting stars beyond the sun—we learn that our solar system is not alone in the universe. New technology and recent endeavors like the Kepler Telescope have aided the discovery of exoplanets that brings us closer to the possibility of finding an Earth-like world. How will our view of our place in the universe change? Co-written with Alan Lightman (author of Einstein's Dreams) this show features an original orchestral score.
30 minutes

Tycho to the Moon
Kids love Tycho! The dog that doesn’t just howl at the moon—he goes there! See the planetarium’s favorite dog like never before with stunning new fulldome visuals.
Blast off on an amazing ride with Tycho and his young American friends, Ruby and Michael. Learn about night and day, space travel, phases of the Moon, and features of the lunar surface. Take a close-up look at the Sun, see Tycho play in zero gravity, witness Earth from space, and watch meteors shoot across the night sky. Includes the much-loved singalong song “Don’t Touch!” 30 minutes