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.
School and Camp Groups
12:30 pm Ages 5+
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
2 pm Ages 8 +
The Sky Tonight – live
Take a live tour of the heavens as seen from our area with a planetarium educator. 55 minutes
3:30 pm Ages 8 +
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
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.