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Planetarium Shows for All Ages

ASTRONAUT

ASTRONAUT

Have you ever wondered what it takes to become an astronaut? Narrated by Ewan McGregor, this CG animated program shows the training regimen and what is expected of astronauts who go into space. You will visit the space shuttle, tour the International Space Station, and more.

23 minutes
Adults, teens, older children
ASTRONOMYTHS

ASTRONOMYTHS

Join an old man and his grandson as they view the constellations that appear in the autumn night skies. Keep watching as the myths behind these constellations come to life, as the knowledge of the man and the imagination of the boy come together, blending modern astronomy with ancient Greek mythology.

24 minutes
Adults and older children
The Aurora: the Mysterious Light

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.


11 minutes
Adults
Black Holes

Black Holes

View scientifically accurate simulations of black holes and the strange effects they create. Topics include: How are super massive black holes made? Where did the idea of a black hole come from? How do we detect them? What would happen if you were to approach one? Will the Earth ever get sucked into a black hole?

37 minutes
Adults, teens, and older children
Blown Away: the Wild World of Weather

Blown Away: the Wild World of Weather

Be blown away by this look at the world of weather. Travel through a thunderstorm, inside a tornado, and into space. Learn about the water cycle, how storms develop, and safety tips about lightning, tornadoes and hurricanes.

45 minutes
Adults, teens, and older children
Dynamic Earth

Dynamic Earth

Take a trip through Earth's amazing 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 even through hurricane Katrina.

24 minutes
Adults, teens, and older children
Hubble Vision

Hubble Vision

The Hubble Space Telescope has been in space a long time (it was launched in 1990) and has taught mankind much about the universe, from nearby objects in the solar system to distant galaxies. Many of Hubble’s discoveries are explored, such as planet views, types of stars, and galaxies.

30 minutes
Adults
IBEX: Search for the Edge of the Solar System

IBEX: Search for the Edge of the Solar System

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

27 minutes
Adults, teens, and older children
Moon Dreams

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.

13 minutes
Adults and older children
Seasonal Stargazing

Seasonal Stargazing

Four shows, one for each season, cover the basic constellations and 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 a city before journeying to a clear, country, night sky.

14 minutes for the long show
7 minutes for the short show
Adults, teens, and older children
SpacePark360

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.

38 minutes, 4 minutes per ride
All ages
STARS

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. Journey through the galaxy to experience the beauty and destructive power of stars, the powerhouses of our universe.

26 minutes
Adults, teens, and older children
Sunstruck

Sunstruck

This is an in-depth look at our star, the Sun. You will observe the birth of the Sun and the life of a photon. You will learn how the Sun both supports and threatens life on Earth.

20 minutes
Adults, teens and older children
Two Small Pieces of Glass

Two Small Pieces of Glass

Take a look at the history of telescopes and how they continue to expand our understanding of the universe. You'll see the history of the telescope, from Galileo's modifications to a spyglass to the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope.

24 minutes
Adults, teens and older children
We Are Astronomers

We Are Astronomers

Learn about the science of astronomy and the work of astronomers as they peer deep into space, revealing the global collaboration, technology, and dedication required to solve the mysteries of the universe. Observe the wonders of the universe in each wavelength of light. Narrated by David Tennant.

25 minutes
Adults, teens, and older children