NOW SHOWING (Double Features):



Saturdays & Sundays at 2pm
(excluding Sunday, Mar 15)

Double Feature:


(Grades 1 - 6 and families)

For young planetarium visitors, Molecularium - Riding Snowflakes is a magical, musical adventure into the world of atoms and molecules. After exploring the sky as we see it from Earth, this Digital-360 experience takes you on a journey with "Oxy," "Hydro," "Hydra," and an amazing cast of atoms, aboard the most fantastic ship in the universe: the Molecularium. Molecularium - Riding Snowflakes brings kids on a musical cartoon adventure into a nanoscale universe created from accurate molecular simulation. Here they learn about the 3 states of matter as they travel into a cloud, watch a snowflake form, and count the number of water molecules in a rain drop. An awesome experience, not soon forgotten!
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(PreK - grade 4 and families)

From the far reaches of outer space, from the bright orange planet Zula, comes the Zula Patrol! Based on the #1-rated NBC Saturday Morning TV series “The Zula Patrol.” The stalwart heroes of the Zula Patrol are on an expedition collecting samples of weather for scientist Multo's research -- using their loyal pet Gorga's ability to collect and bottle all kinds of weather. But when the Zula gang inadvertently hurts Gorga's feelings, he decides to leave Zula and find another planet to live on. Interplanetary villain Dark Truder then tricks Gorga into stealing the weather from other planets - part of his latest nefarious scheme to rule the Universe. Join the Zula Patrol on the expedition as they tour our solar system trying to find their loyal pet Gorga. In the process, you will learn about different types of weather on earth and the other planets as well as the similarities and differences between both. Don’t miss the surprise at the end! In addition, you'll tour the night sky as seen from your own backyard.
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Saturdays at 3pm: 

Double Feature:

Cody Coyote's Adventure:

(Grades 2 - 6 and families)

 

Why do the Sun, Moon, and stars seem to move across the sky? Why are different evening star patterns visible at different times of the year? Why does the Moon seem to change shape from time to time? This amusing and educational planetarium show explores the relationship between Earth, Moon and Sun with the help of Cody Coyote, an amusing character adapted from Native American oral traditions. Coyote has many misconceptions about our home planet and its most familiar neighbors. His confusion about the universe makes viewers think about how Earth, Moon and Sun work together as a system. Native American stories are used throughout the show to help distinguish between myths and science. Learn why the sun rises and sets and the basics of fusion and solar energy. Examine the moon's orbit, craters, phases and eclipses. Also, the show explores past and future space travel to our moon and beyond.

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Fly Me to the Moon


(Grades 2-6 and families)

 

Delta Digital-360 takes viewers along on a space adventure of the third kind. Fly Me to the Moon combines the Apollo 11 mission with a whimsical twist involving three tween-aged flies who go along on an incredible space adventure. It introduces new generations to space exploration and the historic moment when the world was united for this awe-inspiring achievement.

 

Produced by nWave Pictures.

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Saturdays at 7pm: 

Double Feature:



(Grades 6 to adult and families)

Throughout Earth’s violent history, impacts from comets and asteroids have mercilessly shaped its surface. The ancient barrage continues today; from harmless meteors – those brilliant streaks in the night sky, to mountain sized boulders wandering perilously close to Earth. Terrifying and majestic, these invaders from space are capable of utter destruction yet they have delivered life-giving water and most of the organic materials necessary for life. Life on Earth owes its very existence to these denizens of the solar system, yet it could all be wiped out in an instant. This ceaseless FIREFALL is our only tangible connection to the universe beyond and is an ever-present reminder of our own humble beginnings in the hostile environment of space.
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Irish Astronomy

From Newgrange to Birr Castle, Ireland has a long and mysterious astronomical heritage.  "Irish Astronomy" glimpses into the past to re-discover one of Ireland's greatest monuments and its legends, plus one of the world's largest astronomical instruments.

Newgrange is one of the finest monuments of European pre-history. Dating to circa 3200 B.C., it was built during the Neolithic or New Stone Age by a wealthy farming community that prospered on the rich lands of Ireland.

In the 1840's, Ireland's Third Earl of Rosse designed and built the largest telescope in the world at Birr Castle, Ireland.  The "leviathan" as it is named, remained the largest in the world for more than 70 years and is one of the largest historic scientific instruments still working today.



Thursdays at 7pm: 

Double Feature:

This show tells the incredible story of how an international team of scientists and engineers transformed one billion tons of Antarctic ice into a telescope. Building IceCube was a titanic endeavor driven by our human passion for discovery.
You will witness stunning views of the South Pole, captivating animations of the IceCube detectors capturing a neutrino collision–and eye-catching views of the cosmos. CHASING THE GHOST PARTICLE will take you on a journey you will never forget.
Deep in the ice at the heart of Antarctica, the biggest and strangest detector in the world waits for mysterious messengers from the cosmos. The detector is IceCube! The messengers are neutrinos–ghostly particles that give us tantalizing looks into world of exploding stars and black holes.

This show tells the incredible story of how an international team of scientists and engineers transformed one billion tons of Antarctic ice into a telescope. Building IceCube was a titanic endeavor driven by our human passion for discovery.
You will witness stunning views of the South Pole, captivating animations of the IceCube detectors capturing a neutrino collision–and eye-catching views of the cosmos. CHASING THE GHOST PARTICLE will take you on a journey you will never forget.

(Grades 3 to adult and families)

 
Every star has a story. Some are as old as time, faint and almost forgotten. Others burn bright and end their lives in powerful explosions. New stars are created every day, born of vast clouds of gas and dust. Through every phase of their existence, stars release the energy that powers the Universe. Journey to the farthest reaches of our galaxy and experience both the awesome beauty and destructive power ofStars.

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Irish Astronomy

From Newgrange to Birr Castle, Ireland has a long and mysterious astronomical heritage.  "Irish Astronomy" glimpses into the past to re-discover one of Ireland's greatest monuments and its legends, plus one of the world's largest astronomical instruments.

Newgrange is one of the finest monuments of European pre-history. Dating to circa 3200 B.C., it was built during the Neolithic or New Stone Age by a wealthy farming community that prospered on the rich lands of Ireland.

In the 1840's, Ireland's Third Earl of Rosse designed and built the largest telescope in the world at Birr Castle, Ireland.  The "leviathan" as it is named, remained the largest in the world for more than 70 years and is one of the largest historic scientific instruments still working today.



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