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  • Planetarium
  • Planetarium

  • Shows & Events

    Back To the Moon For Good

    Sundays at 2 p.m. (November 2, 9, 16, 23)
    Mondays at 7 p.m. (November 3, 10)

    In case you haven't heard, the Moon is trending again...and in a big way. Like in the glory days of the 1960's and 1970's, our big white space neighbor is enjoying the attention of lunar explorers. Only this time, they're going back to the moon for good.

    The educational 24-minute Google Lunar XPRIZE fulldome planetarium show, Back To the Moon for Good, chronicles teams around the world competing for the largest incentivized prize in history, by landing robotic spacecraft on the Moon for the first time in more than 40 years. 

    To win the Google Lunar XPRIZE, a team must land a robotic spacecraft on the Moon, navigate 500 meters over the lunar surface, and send video, images and data back to Earth. This global competition is designed to spark imagination and inspire a renewed commitment to space exploration, not by governments or countries - but by the citizens of the world.

    Back To the Moon For Good Trailer

    The Sky Above Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood

    Saturdays at 11 a.m. (November 1, 8, 15, 22)

    Join the residents of the popular children's PBS television show as they explore the wonders of The Sky Above Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.Watch the sun set from Daniel's clock. Go stargazing from the roof of King Friday's castle. And find out if Lady Elaine Fairchild can catch the Moon for her museum in this computer-animated version of the popular children's television show.

    Season of Light

    December 4 - 22
    Thursdays: 7 pm | Saturdays: 7 pm | Sundays: 2 pm & 7 pm | Mondays: 7 pm
    (Fulldome Movie) All Ages

    Light up the cold dark season with a warm and bright holiday show!
    Season of Light explores the reasons humans are so fascinated with lighting up our lives during the December holiday season. It's an exploration of the astronomical meanings behind seasonal traditions, including the "Star over Bethlehem".

    Early 2015

    One World One Sky (Fulldome Movie) All Ages
    One World, One Sky is a brilliant spectacle of light and color as the furry friends watch the stars twinkle over Sesame Street. Children attending the show can interact as they watch, draw constellations and count the time it takes the sun to set. The show aims to nurture a child's natural sense of wonder about the night sky while forging cross-cultural connections, and bridging kids across nations through a common bond in learning about the sky together.

    Admission (cash or check only)

    • $5.00 - General Admission
    • $2.50 - Children (12 & under), Seniors (62 & over) and Tri-College Students

    The Planetarium is located in Bridges Hall, Room 167. Please call 218.477.2920 with questions.