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Shows for Schools

The following shows have been identified as being particularly topical for teachers.

  • A Tale of Many Moons

    A Tale of Many Moons

    Live Planetarium Show

    Friday Jul 03 6:00pm, 7:00pm
    Friday Jul 10 6:00pm, 7:00pm
    Saturday Jul 11 6:00pm, 7:00pm
    Friday Jul 17 6:00pm, 7:00pm
    Saturday Jul 18 6:00pm, 7:00pm
    Wednesday Jul 22 3:30pm
    Friday Jul 24 7:00pm
    Saturday Jul 25 6:00pm, 7:00pm

    Starting this June, let us fly you to the Moon – and maybe two or three others. The moons of the Solar System are richly diverse: as fantastic and far-flung as the planets they circle. We’ll take you on a journey to some of the most mysterious, beautiful, and awe-inspiring moons our robotic spacecraft have yet revealed. With an expert guide and cutting-edge astronomical visuals, the Cosmos 360 series reveals the workings of the Universe from new perspectives. A new live presentation debuts in our digital-dome planetarium every three months.

  • Back To The Moon For Good

    Back To The Moon For Good

    Google Lunar XPRIZE!

    Thursday Jul 02 12:00pm
    Friday Jul 03 12:00pm, 2:30pm
    Saturday Jul 04 12:00pm
    Tuesday Jul 07 12:00pm
    Wednesday Jul 08 12:00pm
    Thursday Jul 09 12:00pm
    Saturday Jul 11 12:00pm
    Tuesday Jul 14 12:00pm

    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

  • Cosmos 360 Series - A Tale of Many Moons

    Cosmos 360 Series - A Tale of Many Moons

    Previously Recorded Planetarium Show

    Thursday Jul 02 3:00pm
    Tuesday Jul 07 3:00pm
    Wednesday Jul 08 3:00pm
    Thursday Jul 09 3:00pm
    Sunday Jul 12 3:00pm
    Tuesday Jul 14 3:00pm
    Wednesday Jul 15 3:00pm
    Thursday Jul 16 3:00pm

    Previously Recorded
    Starting this June, let us fly you to the Moon – and maybe two or three others. The moons of the Solar System are richly diverse: as fantastic and far-flung as the planets they circle. We’ll take you on a journey to some of the most mysterious, beautiful, and awe-inspiring moons our robotic spacecraft have yet revealed. With an expert guide and cutting-edge astronomical visuals, the Cosmos 360 series reveals the workings of the Universe from new perspectives. A new live presentation debuts in our digital-dome planetarium every three months.

  • Tales of the Maya Skies

    Tales of the Maya Skies

    Ask Jeeves Planetarium

    Friday Jul 03 4:30pm
    Sunday Jul 05 2:00pm
    Tuesday Jul 07 2:00pm
    Wednesday Jul 08 11:00am, 2:00pm
    Thursday Jul 09 2:00pm
    Friday Jul 10 12:00pm, 2:00pm
    Saturday Jul 11 2:00pm
    Sunday Jul 12 2:00pm

    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

  • Astronaut

    Astronaut

    Ask Jeeves Planetarium

    Friday Jul 03 1:00pm
    Saturday Jul 04 1:00pm
    Sunday Jul 05 12:00pm
    Tuesday Jul 07 11:00am
    Saturday Jul 11 1:00pm, 3:00pm
    Sunday Jul 12 1:00pm
    Wednesday Jul 15 12:00pm
    Friday Jul 17 1:00pm

    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

  • LaserMania iPop

    LaserMania iPop

    A Rockin' Music Odessey

    Sunday Jul 19 12:15pm
    Sunday Jul 26 12:15pm

    New music from today’s Pop charts mixed with a classic from Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5. iPop features sizzling stars, both past and present, in brilliant laser light.

    Running time: 35 mins

  • LaserMania Laser Magic

    LaserMania Laser Magic

    A Rockin' Music Odyssey

    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

  • Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

    Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

    Ask Jeeves Planetarium

    Thursday Jul 02 11:00am, 1:00pm
    Friday Jul 03 11:00am, 3:30pm
    Saturday Jul 04 11:00am
    Thursday Jul 09 11:00am
    Tuesday Jul 14 11:00am
    Wednesday Jul 15 1:00pm
    Saturday Jul 18 11:00am
    Saturday Jul 25 11:00am

    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