Discover the universe in all its wonder in our Dassault Systèmes Planetarium, one of the finest digital planetarium projection systems in the world. Our shows put you inside the virtual universe as you fly past more than 9,000 stars, plus planets, galaxies and more on a 50-foot-wide, three-story-high-dome. Shows are led by a live presenter and are followed by Q&A sessions.
Groups choose planetarium shows weekdays during the school year. Selections are based on a first-come, first served reservation. See our seven available shows on page 7 in our Group Guide then call us to book your visit!
Opens April 5th: The Adventures of Professor Photon
Join us as Professor Photon leads us step by step from the world of visible light into the invisible realms of gamma-ray, x-ray, ultraviolet, infrared, microwave, radar, and radio energy, and their importance in exploring the universe. On this journey, you’ll discover pulsars and neutron stars, supernovas, active galaxies, black holes, and quasars.
Ends April 4th: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Solar System
Join us in the Dassault Systèmes Planetarium for an interactive exploration of our neighborhood space – the Solar System. Discover how vast the space is between the Sun, planets, moons, asteroids and comets and how small these bodies are in comparison. Learn the latest discoveries about our Solar System by robotic spacecrafts such as the Solar Dynamics Observatory, the Mercury MESSENGER, the Curiosity Rover on Mars, Cassini at Saturn and New Horizon currently on its way to Pluto. (Live show)
SAT: 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm
SUN: 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm
WED-FRI: 1:00 pm
The Secret of the Cardboard Rocket
Soar beyond the Universe in The Secret of the Cardboard Rocket. Follow two young adventurers as they turn an old cardboard box into a rocket! Watch their vivid imaginations take them on an awesome journey to the most amazing places in the Solar System.
Activity Guide (PDF) | Answer Guide (PDF)
SAT: 11:00 am, 2:00 pm
SUN: 2:00 pm
What’s Up? Your Guide to the Night Sky
What’s Up? Your Guide to the Night Sky features the constellations, stars and planets in the current sky along with information on the impact of light pollution on our view of the night sky and our place in the Milky Way Galaxy. (Live show)
SAT: 12:00 pm, 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm
SUN: 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm
WED-FRI: 2:00 pm
SkyWeek | Sky and Telescope TV
Star Gazers – weekly tv series on naked-eye astronomy
This Week’s Sky at a Glance | Sky and Telescope
2014 Calendar – Astronomy Picture of the Day
2014 Calendar – Astronomy Picture of the Day [Large Numbers]