This summer we will feature our Full Dome shows during our SkyQuest time.
This approximately 45 minute program will be followed by a look at what's up in the current night sky.
Free telescope viewing follows the shows, cloud cover permitting.
Chasing the Ghost Particle
Thursdays June 4, 11, 18 and 25; Saturdays June 6 and 20
View our full dome show about IceCube, the biggest detector in the world, deep in the ice of Antarctica, poised to collect neutrinos, elusive particles that help us study powerful cosmic engines like exploding stars and black holes. Q & A to follow.
Back to the Moon for Good
Thursdays July 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30; Saturday July 18
Private teams are competing to design a way to land a robot safely on the Moon, move 500 meters on, above or below Moon's surface, and send back HDTV Mooncasts for all to see. Enjoy a show about the challenge to win the Google Lunar X Prize, deadline December 31, 2016. Q & A about solar system exploration to follow.
Galileo: The Power of the Telescope
Thursdays August 6, 13, 20 and 27; Saturdays August 1 and 15
Four hundred years ago, Galileo Galilei used his eyes and two curved pieces of glass to revolutionize human understanding of the world. Enjoy a full dome show that takes you back to this time in Pisa, Italy to learn about Galileo's work with early telescopes and how it led modern telescopes. Q & A to follow.
Tickets for all planetarium shows are available at the Information Desk 30 minutes before the program begins. Tickets are given on a first-come, first-served basis and must be purchased AT LEAST 5 minutes before program time.
For safety reasons, late admittance to planetarium programs is NOT permitted.
No food or drink is permitted in the planetarium.