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    Fall 2015 Shows

    Season of LightSeason of Light

    November 28 - December 23 | Thursdays & Fridays at 7 pm | Saturdays & Sundays at 3 pm & 7 pm
    Special showings on December 21-23 at 7 pm

    Get in the holiday spirit! "Season of Light" 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.

    Coming in 2016

    One World, One Sky - SmallOne World One Sky

    January 9 - March 13 (*Except the weekend of February 27 & 28 due to LaserFest) | Saturdays at 11 am & Sundays at 2 pm

    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. This show was a big hit with our public show audiences.
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    Cosmic Origins SpectrographNEW! Cosmic Origins Spectrograph

    Watch for show dates and times.

    Explore the unseen universe!
    See the cosmos through the Hubble Space Telescope's exquisite ultraviolet instrument, from hot young stars to distant quasars. Cosmic Origins Spectrograph is a fulldome look at the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph instrument installed on the Hubble Space Telescope in 2009 during Servicing Mission 4, as well as the science behind its utility. The show covers the basics of spectroscopy at a high level, and touches on the processing of galactic and extragalactic gas. Other topics include the use of quasars as background light sources, cosmic evolution, and the development of large scale structure.

    Special Events

    One World, One Sky - The Stars of PBSThe Stars of PBS

    January 30, 2016

    Featuring One World One Sky
    Tickets will be sold ONLINE ONLY

    Romance Under the StarsRomance Under the Stars

    February 12 - 14, Valentine’s Day Weekend

    Bring your sweetheart to the MSUM Planetarium for a special night under the stars!
    Tickets will be available online and at the door.

    LaserfestLaserFest 2016

    February 25 - 29

    Our 3rd Annual LaserFest returns to the MSUM Planetarium!
    Come rock out under the dome in an experience like none other in the Fargo-Moorhead area. Treat your senses to pulsing beats, incredible imagery and dazzling laser light effects. Featuring music from over five decades, hearts, eyes and ears will enjoy the beautiful colors and laser art set to a collection of musical delights in an immersive visual environment. From Rock to Pop, Metal to Alternative there is sure to be something for the whole family.
    Tickets will be available online and at the door.

    Admission* (cash or check only)

    New rates effective September 1, 2015

    • $6.00 - General Admission
    • $3.00 - Children (12 & under), Seniors (55+) and Tri-College Students

    *Prices for special events vary. Check show details for prices.

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