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Planetarium Shows


Young Audiences



Dinosaur: Passage to Pangaea
A production of Tandem Motion Picture Studios, distributed by Cinema Group, LLC.

Dinosaur: Passage to Pangaea

Join two children as they travel back to the time of the dinosaurs. While exploring the supercontinent Pangaea, they learn basic geology. The children see the basic types of rocks, travel through the layers of the Earth and witness the breakup of Pangaea.

Target Audience: Children ages 7-11; Grades 1st-5th
Approximate Duration: 37 minutes


Earth, Moon & Sun

Join Coyote, a confused but witty character, as he explores common misconceptions about our Earth, Moon and Sun system. Learn about lunar phases, solar/lunar eclipses and more, as Coyote antics entertain young audiences.

Target Audience: Children ages 7-12; Grades 1st-6th
Approximate Duration: 35 minutes

Earth, Moon & Sun
A production of Morehead Planetarium, distributed by Sky-Skan, Inc.

ExoPlanets: Worlds of Wonder
A production of Tandem Motion Picture Studios.

ExoPlanets: Worlds of Wonder

Join EXO1 and ProbeB, two space probes on a mission to explore planets around other stars. These extrasolar planets or exoplanets, for short, are ouside of our solar system and are very different from our planet, Earth. Learn about planets and our solar system as these two, space probes explore the cosmos and get into trouble along the way.

Target Audience: Children ages 7-12; Grades 1st-6th
Approximate Duration: 45 minutes


Larry Cat in Space

Stowaway with Larry as he goes in search of his master living on the Moon. During his trip, Larry learns about the times of day, weightlessness in space, craters on the Moon, gravity, air and more.

Target Audience: Children ages 6-9; Grades K-3rd
Approximate Duration: 30 minutes

Larry Cat in Space
Produced by Loch Ness Productions, Inc.

Legends of the Night Sky: Orion
Produced by Audio Visual Imagineering and Spitz Creative Media.

Legends of the Night Sky: Orion

This traditionally animated show shares the Greek myth of Orion, the Hunter, with young audiences. According to ancient storytellers, Orion was a mighty hunter before becoming a part of the starry night sky. Watch as he grows up, falls in love with the goddess of the Moon and fights the giant scorpion, Scorpius.

Target Audience: Children ages 6-11; Grades K-5th
Approximate Duration: 24 minutes


The Little Star that Could

A young star goes in search of planets to call his own. Along the way, he meets different types of stars and discovers he has eight planets. Join "Little Star" on his journey, and learn about the stars and the planets of the solar system in this unique planetarium show.

Target Audience: Children ages 6-12; Grades K-6th
Approximate Duration: 35 minutes

The Little Star that Could
Produced by Audio Visual Imagineering.

One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure
A production of the Adler Planetarium, distributed by Sky-Skan, Inc.

One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure

Big Bird, Elmo and their friend from China, Hu Hu Zhu, discover the stars, star patterns, moon and sun above Sesame Street. In this show, young children learn about the wonders of the night sky, see the Big Dipper and take an imaginary trip to the Moon!

Target Audience: Young children ages 4-6; Grades PreK-1st
Approximate Duration: 27 minutes


Planets of the Solar System

Take a brief, bouncy tour of the solar system, and learn about the planets. Uranus, Neptune and Pluto are only briefly mentioned. However, the show does cover very basic planet information, including Sun-Earth distance and identifying planets in the night sky.

Target Audience: Children ages 6-9; Grades K-3rd
Approximate Duration: 10 minutes

Planets of the Solar System
A production of Konica Minolta Planetarium Co., Ltd.

Secret of the Cardboard Rocket
Produced by the Clark Planetarium Productions.

Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

With the help of an astronomy book from the library, two children blast off to the planets in a cardboard rocket. They travel to the Sun, Moon, all eight planets and everyone's favorite dwarf planet, Pluto. They learn about each in turn.

Target Audience: Children ages 7-9; Grades 1st-3rd
Approximate Duration: 40 minutes


Sky Quest

Join a young woman as she shares a story from her youth, her inspiration to become an astronomer. As a nine year-old girl, her parents take her camping. She sees Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and the stars. She learns about the constellations of Orion the Hunter, Leo the Lion and Ursa Major, the Great Bear. She even learns about the different types of stars.

Target Audience: Children ages 7-10; Grades 1st-4th
Approximate Duration: 24 minutes

Sky Quest
Produced by Loch Ness Productions, Inc.

Wilbear's Adventure
A production of the Ward Beecher Planetarium, Youngstown State University.

Wilbear's Adventure

A young bear named Wilbear wants to fly. His Grampa tells him the story of the Wright Brothers and how they learned to fly. Basic flight and rocket theory are covered.

Target Audience: Children ages 6-9; Grades K-3rd
Approximate Duration: 25 minutes



General Audiences



ASTRONAUT

What does it take to become an astronaut? Narrated by Ewan McGregor, this CG animated program shows the training and what is to be expected of astronauts who go into space. Visit the space shuttle, tour the International Space Station and more.

Target Audience: Adults, teens and older children; Grades 3rd-9th
Approximate Duration: 23 minutes

ASTRONAUT
A production of NCS Creative.

ASTRONOMYTHS
Produced by Whit Tower Media Productions.

ASTRONOMYTHS

Join an old man and his grandson as they view the constellations of autumn. Watch as the myths behind these constellations come to life on the planetarium dome.

Target Audience: Adults and older children; Grades 2nd-5th
Approximate Duration: 24 minutes


The Aurora: the Mysterious Light

Shimmering lights softly illuminate the clear dark skies. Learn what causes these mysterious lights and by using actual time-lapse photography, witness the splendor which is the Aurora.

Target Audience: Adults
Approximate Duration: 11 minutes

The Aurora: the Myssterious Light
A production of Konica Minolta Planetarium Co., Ltd.

Black Holes
Produced by the Clark Planetarium Productions.

Black Holes

Incorporating several of the latest theories regarding black holes, this full-length production features scientifically accurate simulations of black holes and the strange relativistic effects they can create. Topics include: How are super massive black holes made? Where did the idea of a black hole come from? What was Einstein's connection to them? How do we detect them? What would happen if you were to approach one? Will the Earth ever get sucked into a black hole?

Target Audience: Adults, teens and older children; Grades 5th-9th
Approximate Duration: 37 minutes


Blown Away: the Wild World of Weather

Be blown away by this look at the fascinating world of weather. Detroit's Channel 4 News team leads audiences through a thunderstorm, inside a tornado and into space for a view of Earth's dynamic weather. Learn about the Water Cycle, how storms develop and safety tips about lightning, tornadoes and hurricanes.

Target Audience: Adults, teens and older children; Grades 4th-9th
Approximate Duration: 45 minutes

Blown Away: the Wild World of Weather
Produced by the Dassault Systems Planetarium of the Detroit Science Center.

Dynamic Earth
Produced by Spitz Creative Media in association with the Denver Museum of Nature & Science and NASA Earth Science.

Dynamic Earth

Take a trip through Earth's climate engine. Follow the energy from the Sun as it affects our atmosphere, oceans and biosphere. Learn about the intricacies of our climate while traveling around the solar system, into the ocean depths and through hurricane Katrina.

Target Audience: Adults, teens and older children; Grades 6th-12th
Approximate Duration: 24 minutes


Hubble Vision

The Hubble Space Telescope has been in space a long time and has taught mankind much about the universe. Many of Hubble’s discoveries are explored, such as planet views, types of stars and galaxies.

Target Audience: Adults
Approximate Duration: 30 minutes

Hubble Vision
Produced by Loch Ness Productions, Inc.

IBEX: Search for the Edge of the Solar System
A production of the Adler Planetarium.

IBEX: Search for the Edge of the Solar System

Two teens ask questions and search for the solar system in this unique show. Learn about the Interstellar Boundary Explorer, IBEX and its mission to understand the heliosphere, which surrounds the solar system.

Target Audience: Adults, teens and older children; Grades 5th-9th
Approximate Duration: 27 minutes


Moon Dreams

Explore the origins of the Moon, how it has affected life on Earth and the possibility of life on other moons in the solar system.

Target Audience: Adults and older children
Approximate Duration: 13 minutes.

Moon Dreams
A production of Konica Minolta Planetarium Co., Ltd.

Seasonal Stargazing
Produced by Loch Ness Productions, Inc.

Seasonal Stargazing

Four shows, one for each season (Autumn, Winter, Spring and Summer), cover the basic constellations, asterisms and bright stars of the season. Each show is available in a short and long version. The short version explores the night sky visible through city lights. The long version explores the light polluted sky above cities and then takes audiences away from city lights, to a clear, country, night sky.

Target Audience: Adults, teens and older children; Grades 3rd-12th
Approximate Duration: 14 minutes, 7 minutes


SpacePark360

Travel out to the planets, and experience thrills on nine different, amusement park rides, each ride set on a different location in the solar system. Locations include: Mercury, the surface of Venus, Cape Canaveral, Mars, the clouds of Jupiter, Jupiter's moon Io, Saturn's moon Titan, the rings of Uranus and Neptune.

Target Audience: All Ages
Approximate Duration: 38 minutes, 4 minutes per ride

SpacePark360
Produced by Dome3D LLC.

STARS
A production of the Sudekum Planetarium in association with NCS Creative.

STARS

Narrated by Mark Hamill, this show takes the audience on a visually stunning trip through the galaxy. Learn about how stars form, the nature of light and the history of astronomy.

Target Audience: Adults, teens and older children; Grades 3rd-9th
Approximate Duration: 26 minutes


Two Small Pieces of Glass

Take a look at the history of telescopes and what they have taught mankind about its place in the universe.

Target Audience: Adults, teens and older children; Grades 3rd-9th
Approximate Duration: 24 minutes

Two Small Pieces of Glass
A production of Interstellar Studios and Mirage3D.

We Are Astronomers
A production of NCS Creative, distributed by Sky-Skan, Inc.

We Are Astronomers

Learn about the science of astronomy and the work of astronomers as they peer deep into space. Observe the wonders of the universe in each wavelength of light.

Target Audience: Adults, teens and older children; Grades 3rd-9th
Approximate Duration: 25 minutes



Holiday Shows



The Alien Who Stole Christmas
A production of the Brevard Community College Planetarium, distributed by GeoGraphics Imaging and Consulting.

The Alien Who Stole Christmas

Ride along with Santa as he is abducted by a flying saucer on Christmas Eve. The UFO takes Santa on a tour of the solar system and shows him some unearthly children that have been left off of his list. With two versions, audiences can enjoy a winter star talk before the story about Santa or just experience the story.

Target Audience: Children ages 5-10; Grades PreK-4th
Approximate Duration: 33 minutes, 19 minutes - story only


Season of Light

This traditional Christmas offering is narrated by NPR's Noah Adams. This show covers the various celebrations around the world which do occur on or around the Winter Solstice. Extensive time is devoted to the traditional Christmas Story.

Target Audience: Adults and older children
Approximate Duration: 35 minutes

Season of Light
Produced by Loch Ness Productions, Inc.

For further information, call the Planetarium Director at 985-785-8471, or click here to contact us.

Updated 07/01/2015


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