The Sun, Our Living Star
Discover the secrets of our star and experience never-before-seen images of the Sun’s violent surface in immersive fulldome format. This visually striking planetarium show explores the most important star in our lives. Showing on Saturday evenings at 7 pm (except for the first Saturday of each month).
Planetary Visions is a fantastic, interactive program that is best described as an adventurous tour of the Solar System. With its whimsical, flying robot main character, Toggle, and the interactivity of the operator with the show and the audience, this is a treat for all who attend. Showing on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday afternoons at 4:15.
Amazing Astronomers of Antiquity
Ancient astronomers knew the Earth was round, created an accurate star map, and developed a method for predicting eclipses. Sailors navigated by the stars. The seven most Amazing Astronomers of Antiquity are responsible for most of the astronomy we still use everyday. Showing Saturday evenings at 8 pm.
Summer Camps: To the Moon!
2019 marks 50 years since humans first set foot on the Moon. Our Summer Astronomy Camps celebrate the science and history of the Apollo Missions, and the outlook for returning to the Moon. Click on this block for more information.
New This Summer: Earth Science Camp
9- and 10-year-olds are invited to join Amber French for 5 sessions of learning about our natural world -- animals, weather, habitats and more. This camp meets each Monday in July from 9 to 10:30 am. Click anywhere in this block for more details and a registration form.
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Experience a Full-Dome Show and immerse yourself in fabulous worlds! 360-degree fully animated graphics presented in high definition can take you anywhere, from our own planet Earth to distant parts of the universe. All regular shows (excluding special events like laser shows) are just $3 per person and include a brief live talk about things to observe in the current night sky.