Delta College Planetarium - Now Showing
Thursdays in September & October at 7:00 PM
The Dark Matter Mystery
What keeps Galaxies together? What are the building blocks of the Universe? What makes the Universe look the way it looks today? Researchers all around the world try to answer these questions. We know today that approximately a quarter of the Universe is filled with a mysterious glue: Dark Matter. We know that it is out there. But we have no idea what it is made out of.
This planetarium show takes you on the biggest quest of contemporary astrophysics. You will see why we know that Dark Matter exists, and how this search is one of the most challenging and exciting searches science has to offer. Join the scientists on their hunt for Dark Matter with experiments in space and deep underground. Will they be able to solve the Dark Matter Mystery?
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Saturdays in October at 2:00 PM
Perseus & Andromeda and Orion
Perseus & Andromeda - The classic Greek story of the King and Queen, their Princess, the Monsters, AND the Hero who saves the day.
A wonderful story filled with humorous and exciting characters, it will engage your desire to learn about astronomy.
Perseus & Andromeda Trailer
Orion - Legends takes an imaginative look at the great stories and legends about Orion, the great hunter and constellation of the winter sky. It’s ideal for family audiences and younger viewers. Greek mythology will never seem the same once you’ve seen this fun-filled production.
Saturdays in October at 3:30 PM
“Wayfinders” explores the history and archaeology of Pacific migrations, the endeavors of the Polynesia Voyaging Society and the Worldwide Voyage of the sailing canoe Hōkūle‘a. The film features live-action footage of the Hōkūle‘a taken from both underwater and on deck and reveals the ancient methods of navigating across the Pacific. Actual fulldome footage from aboard the Hōkūle‘a will help viewers feel like they are on the canoe and get a sense for the grandness of the vessel. Audiences can see the stars rise and set according to the navigator’s star compass. Animation is also used to demonstrate the effects wind and waves have on the sailing canoe at sea. Hōkūle‘a’s worldwide voyage embarked from Hawaii in 2014 and is currently making its way up the east coast of the U.S. At the end of the “Wayfinders” program, the presenter is able to update the audience on the status of the worldwide voyage through video, pictures, or news clips.
Saturdays in October at 7:00 PM
Pink Floyd The Wall
One of the most popular “light shows” is now re-visualized with fulldome Digital360 sound and animation. Based on the visual suggestions of the story in the 1982 movie “Pink Floyd The Wall,” the show artistically emulates the mental construction and eventual demolition of a metaphorical wall, created in the mind of a rock star named “Pink.” The bizarre and sometimes dark psychological concepts make for plenty of opportunity for abstract and representative imagery on the dome, perfect for the Halloween season! Due to the intense music and adult themes, the show is not recommended for children under 14.
Pink Floyd The Wall Trailer