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.
through August 29
Museum is open and admission free 5 – 8 pm
Free Planetarium show at 7 pm
Undiscovered Worlds - August 29
for School and Camp Groups
12:30 pm Ages 5+
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
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 +
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.
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.