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.
The Weather: Use your senses to explore the weather
Connect children to the weather around them by encouraging them to use their senses to observe weather. This program introduces basic cloud types and how they are associated with specific weather conditions; weather forecasting, terms and equipment; and features of the water cycle.
April 7 - May 19Saturdays, 11 a.m.
Mayan Archaeoastronomy: Observers of the Universe
This visually stunning program intertwines science and mythology to take the viewer on a poetic journey through six different Mayan archaeological sites, and shows how they viewed and understood the universe throughout their history. This artistic interpretation of the Universe makes for a journey that will not be forgotten.
April 8 - May 20Sundays, 2 p.m.
NEW! Solar System Explorers Program
Grab your space passport and take a journey through our solar system visiting new planets each month. Solar System Explorers will visit each planet and get a sticker for your passport. Fill in all the planets to become an official Solar System Explorer!
Tour 4: Dwarf Planets & Moons, final tour (SS Explorers Awards) April 21, 10 a.m. | April 22, 3 p.m.