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Shows

Ask Jeeves Planetarium

Our Ask Jeeves Planetarium is a state-of-the art full-dome digital projection system. This new system is capable of projecting a brilliant seamless image over the entire 70-foot dome surface and delivers jaw-dropping digital sound. The images surround the audience, extending beyond the peripheral vision, leading to an experience that is fully immersive and engaging.

Chabot’s digital dome seats 240 people under a 70-foot diameter screen, and features live and pre-recorded shows.

LaserMania - A Rockin' Music Odyssey

To purchase tickets to LaserMania please choose your show below:



Pink Floyd
:
Dark Side
of the Moon



 


The Beatles







Fright Light

October Only!!




 

Legends of the Night Sky: Orion





 

Laser Pop





 

Laser Magic







Laser Country





 

Laser Holiday

December Only!!



 

 


  • Astronaut

    Astronaut

    Ask Jeeves Planetarium

    Thursday Oct 23 10:00am
    Friday Oct 24 10:00am
    Wednesday Oct 29 1:00pm
    Thursday Nov 20 12:00pm
    Friday Nov 21 10:00am, 12:00pm
    Wednesday Jan 07 11:00am, 1:00pm
    Tuesday Jan 20 10:00am

    The exploration of space is the greatest endeavor that humankind has ever undertaken. What does it take to be part of this incredible journey? Experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut. Explore the amazing worlds of inner & outer space, from floating around the International Space Station to maneuvering through microscopic regions of the human body. Narrated by Ewan McGregor.

    ASTRONAUT is produced by the National Space Centre.

    Running time: 25 mins

  • Back To The Moon For Good

    Back To The Moon For Good

    Google Lunar XPRIZE!

    Saturday Oct 25 12:00pm, 3:30pm
    Thursday Oct 30 10:00am, 1:00pm
    Sunday Nov 02 12:00pm
    Wednesday Nov 05 1:00pm
    Friday Nov 07 10:00am, 1:00pm
    Saturday Nov 08 12:00pm
    Sunday Nov 09 12:00pm
    Wednesday Nov 12 1:00pm

    To the Moon... with no return? This new planetarium show follows the excitement of the Google Lunar XPRIZE competition. The ultimate example of citizen science, the winning team will successfully land a robotic spacecraft on the Moon, have it travel 500 meters on the surface, and send back video imagery. Who will win the $30 million prize? After 40 years, the race is heating up once again, get in on the action!

    Running time: 25 mins

  • Dawn of the Space Age

    Dawn of the Space Age

    Ask Jeeves Planetarium

    Wednesday Oct 22 2:30pm

    Just as the Space Race began, Dawn of the Space Age starts with the launch of Sputnik and includes important Russian space history as well as the American Gemini, Apollo and Shuttle programs. The show transports viewers to the International Space Station, the X-prize winning private space ship and on to future Mars exploration.

    Be immersed and overwhelmed with this most accurate historic reconstruction of Man's first steps into space. Who were these men and women that took part in these dangerous, heroic endeavors? Witness their drive, their passion, and their perseverance to explore, in this epic realistically animated production.

    Running time: 38 mins

  • LaserMania Fright Light!

    LaserMania Fright Light!

    A Rockin' Music Odyssey

    Saturday Oct 25 8:00pm
    Friday Oct 31 10:15pm

    NEW LASERMANIA SHOW!
    Playing in October only... catch it before it's ghost!
    Looking for a unique way to send chills up your spine? Think you have the courage to sit through the most terrifying laser experience ever? Are you brave enough to witness vampires seducing their prey and demons haunting the unsuspecting? Perhaps you'll keep your eyes closed, only sneaking peeks at fun renditions of Purple People Eater and The Devil Went Down to Georgia. Laser Fright Light is a ghoulish way to celebrate the Halloween season... if you dare!

  • LaserMania Laser Country

    LaserMania Laser Country

    A Rockin' Music Odyssey

    Saturday Nov 01 8:00pm

    NEW SHOW!
    Laser Country is dedicated to some of the greatest country hits of all time. Set to the all-American sounds of modern and classical country songs, this laser show will appeal to all generations! From Garth Brooks and Shania Twain to Willie Nelson and Patsy Cline, this show promises to be a boot-scootin’ good time!

    Running time: 45 mins

  • LaserMania Laser Holidays

    LaserMania Laser Holidays

    A Rockin' Music Odyssey

    Sunday Dec 07 1:15pm

    NEW SHOW! DECEMBER ONLY!
    Enjoy the holidays with a dash of laser! Laser Holidays is a mix of those favorite holiday hits from all genres- syncopated beats with lasers dancing 360 degrees around our full dome planetarium. These bright lights and infectious beats give new meaning to the old holiday light shows on the lawn!

    Running time: 45 mins

  • LaserMania Laser Magic

    LaserMania Laser Magic

    A Rockin' Music Odyssey

    Sunday Nov 02 1:15pm

    NEW SHOW!
    This show offers a magical mix of music, from those you love to those you have forgotten, all presented in concert with stunning laser images! This musical compilation is fun for the entire family and includes artists like Joan Jett, The B-52's, Will Smith, The Blackhearts and much more.

    Running time: 40 mins

  • LaserMania Laser Pop

    LaserMania Laser Pop

    A Rockin' Music Odyssey

    Sunday Dec 07 4:15pm

    NEW SHOW!
    The hottest pop artists and the latest laser art come together in a sensational, eye-POPping laser show that will have you singing out loud and dancing in your seat! Laser Pop features sizzling stars, like Pink, N’Sync, Smash Mouth and more!  Grab your friends for a fun night of pop music on the hill.

    Running time: 35 mins

  • LaserMania Pink Floyd

    LaserMania Pink Floyd

    A Rockin' Music Odessey

    Friday Oct 24 9:15pm
    Saturday Oct 25 9:15pm
    Friday Oct 31 9:15pm

    Based on Pink Floyd's 1973 album of humanitarian, political and philosophical empathy, Dark Side of the Moon is one of the most startling and bizarre laser light shows of all time!

    Considered by many critics to be the album that brought the commercial breakthrough to Pink Floyd, Dark Side of the Moon offers a mixture of psychedelic, rock and jazz sounds. It's sonic backdrops and atmospheric soundscapes combined with a unique assortment of sound effects yield an emotional resonance. When accompanied by a diverse and unusual display of laser art, the overall feel is a dramatic and haunting atmosphere.

    Running time: 40 mins

  • LaserMania The Beatles

    LaserMania The Beatles

    A Rockin' Music Odessey

    Friday Oct 24 8:00pm
    Saturday Oct 25 4:15pm
    Friday Oct 31 8:00pm

    The "Fab Four's" best spanning 6 years becomes the background for dazzling laser-art. All ages and backgrounds will appreciate this fantasy tribute of music and light to The Beatles and how they helped define a generation.

    Running time: 40 mins

  • Legends of the Night Sky: Orion

    Legends of the Night Sky: Orion

    LaserMania

    Legends of the Night Sky: Orion takes a lighthearted and imaginative look at the myths and stories associated with the constellation Orion, the great hunter of the winter sky. The show brings the mythological Orion to life in a fun-filled, animated adventure.

    Accompanied by narrators Aesop the owl and Socrates the mouse, we follow Orion's adventures as he grows to manhood, battles mythical beasts, foils the plot of an evil king and wins the heart of Artemis, the beautiful moon-goddess. By the end of the story, we learn how the constellation Orion was placed in the sky, forever turning overhead throughout the seasons.

    Running time: 20 mins

  • Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

    Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

    Ask Jeeves Planetarium

    Wednesday Oct 22 11:00am, 12:00pm
    Thursday Oct 23 11:00am, 12:00pm
    Saturday Oct 25 11:00am, 1:00pm
    Wednesday Oct 29 11:00am, 12:00pm
    Thursday Oct 30 12:00pm
    Saturday Nov 01 12:00pm
    Wednesday Nov 05 12:00pm
    Thursday Nov 06 11:00am, 12:00pm

    Two young adventurers turn an old cardboard box into a rocket and with the help of a magical book and their vivid imaginations blast off on an awesome journey to the most amazing places in the Solar System. Gasp in amazement at the huge planet Jupiter, find out what Saturn's rings are made of and discover the secret of the cardboard rocket. The show has been upgraded for digital full-dome systems and provides an excellent introduction to the nine planets of our Solar System. Especially for ages 5 to 10.

    Running time: 30 mins

  • Tales of the Maya Skies

    Tales of the Maya Skies

    Ask Jeeves Planetarium

    Wednesday Oct 22 1:00pm, 4:00pm
    Thursday Oct 23 4:00pm
    Friday Oct 24 12:00pm
    Wednesday Oct 29 1:00pm
    Thursday Nov 06 1:00pm
    Thursday Nov 13 10:00am, 1:00pm
    Friday Nov 14 12:00pm
    Wednesday Nov 19 1:00pm

    Immerse yourself in the beauty of the "seventh wonder of the modern world," Mexico's Chichén Itz�. Hear the story of the ancient Maya civilization. Experience Tales of the Maya Skies, a new digital full-dome planetarium show produced by Chabot Space & Science Center. Narrated by Latin Grammy Award winner Lila Downs, Tales of the Maya Skies transports us to the jungles of Mexico, presenting the rich history and culture of the ancient Maya. Using the latest three dimensional laser scanning and advanced graphic techniques, Tales of the Maya Skies weaves together the richness of Maya culture, stories, science and contributions to our way of life.

    A Chabot Space & Science Center production. Major funding provided by the National Science Foundation.

    Running time: 33 mins

  • When Things Collide

    When Things Collide

    Live Planetarium Show

    Saturday Nov 15 6:45pm
    Friday Nov 21 8:00pm
    Saturday Dec 06 5:30pm

    Movies, mythology, and popular culture paint many pictures of the ways that our world might end. How does science shed light on world-ending planetary disruptions past and future? We'll fly to celestial sites of devastation and disaster, exploring how these events shape our Universe, and could even threaten life on Earth.

    Cosmos 360 Original Live Productions launch with new shows in our digital-dome every three months.