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  • Imagine soaring out to the farthest known quasar, exploring recently discovered galaxies, or journeying through an historic civilization.

    The Minnesota State University Moorhead planetarium offers a variety of multimedia presentations that awe, amaze, entertain and educate viewers of all ages. Tour the planets and known universe through a night sky simulation that delivers spectacular imagery through a dynamic and total immersion experience. The planetarium uses the premier Elumenati projector and Uniview scientific software used by the most prestigious planetariums in the country. The planetarium comfortably seats 62, and serves 10,000 visitors annually.

  • Space Quest

    Become a co-pilot on a space adventure and choose your own destinations! Every show is different because the audience is the guide! Pick from various topics in astronomy- Planets & Solar System, Galactic and Intergalactic space, Space travel, current topics in astronomy, backyard astronomy, and more! While this show is intended for general audiences, it is not geared for very young children. We suggest grade level of 1st grade and up.

    Saturday, December 7, 10 am
    Sunday, December 8, 3 pm



    Holidays Under The Stars with FM Area Youth Symphony

    Get in the holiday mood and join us in the first-ever holiday event with the FMAYS Encore Chamber Players. We will be combining live music with stunning visuals on the planetarium dome for a unique holiday experience. Spend some time under the stars, find some of our seasonal constellations, listen to the music of the season, and all in the warmth and comfort of the MSUM Planetarium! Music will include selected works from The Nutcracker and The Snowman, as well as Silent Night and Merry Little Christmas, among others. Certain to be an event to remember! This event is family-friendly, but may not be suitable for very young children as it is more of a concert setting than an engaging and energetic presentation. Parents, we trust you to use your best judgment.

    Saturday, December 7, 2:00 pm & 3:00 pm


    Season of Light

    Get in the holiday spirit! This all ages show traces the history of many of the world’s December holiday customs, recounting the historical, religious and cultural rituals practiced during the time of winter solstice. It also takes a look at some of our more light-hearted seasonal traditions.

    Friday, December 13, 6:00 pm
    Saturday, December 14, 6:00 pm
    Friday, December 20, 6:00 pm
    Saturday, December 21, 6:00 pm



    Khrumka’s Adventures in the Winter Forest

    Join little Khrumka on a journey through his normally familiar forest which is now covered in winter snows. Khrumka and his friends watch the Northern Lights, witness the flight of an asteroid, and admire the constellations of the winter sky.

    Friday, December 13, 7:00 pm
    Saturday, December 14, 7:00 pm
    Friday, December 20, 7:00 pm
    Saturday, December 21, 7:00 pm


    Star of Bethlehem

    The show takes you back to the little town of Bethlehem of long ago, in the endeavor to investigate what was the “Star”, that guided the Wise Men. The Star of Bethlehem presents all the historical and scientific facts we know today in order to unravel this 2.000-year old enigma.

    Friday, December 13, 8:00 pm
    Saturday, December 14, 8:00 pm
    Friday, December 20, 8:00 pm
    Saturday, December 21, 8:00 pm


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