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Shows for Schools

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

  • Cosmic Dance

    Cosmic Dance

    Planetarium Show

    Sunday Dec 11 4:00pm
    Wednesday Dec 14 3:30pm
    Thursday Dec 15 3:30pm
    Friday Dec 16 4:00pm
    Saturday Dec 17 4:00pm
    Sunday Dec 18 4:00pm
    Wednesday Dec 21 3:30pm
    Thursday Dec 22 3:30pm

    Got restless feet? You're in good company: the Sun, Moon, planets and stars also have those ants in their pants and can’t keep their feet from moving to the beat of their ageless cosmic dance. Two-step, tango, break dance, and dosey-doe your way across the solar system in this live immersive show! We’ll cover a few basics of the dance of the planets, whose motions across the sky puzzled and bewildered Earthly onlookers for millennia.

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

  • Back To The Moon For Good

    Back To The Moon For Good

    Google Lunar XPRIZE!

    Wednesday Dec 14 2:30pm
    Thursday Dec 15 2:30pm
    Saturday Dec 17 11:00am
    Wednesday Dec 21 2:30pm
    Thursday Dec 22 2:30pm
    Saturday Dec 24 11:00am
    Wednesday Dec 28 2:30pm
    Thursday Dec 29 2:30pm

    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

  • Tales of the Maya Skies

    Tales of the Maya Skies

    Planetarium

    Sunday Dec 11 12:00pm
    Wednesday Dec 14 1:00pm
    Thursday Dec 15 1:00pm
    Friday Dec 16 11:00am, 1:00pm
    Sunday Dec 18 12:00pm
    Wednesday Dec 21 1:00pm
    Thursday Dec 22 1:00pm
    Friday Dec 23 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

  • Astronaut

    Astronaut

    Planetarium

    Sunday Dec 11 1:00pm
    Wednesday Dec 14 11:00am
    Thursday Dec 15 11:00am, 1:00pm
    Friday Dec 16 11:00am, 1:00pm
    Saturday Dec 17 1:00pm
    Sunday Dec 18 1:00pm
    Wednesday Dec 21 11:00am
    Thursday Dec 22 11:00am

    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

  • Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

    Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

    Planetarium

    Sunday Dec 11 11:00am, 11:00am
    Wednesday Dec 14 11:00am, 12:00pm
    Thursday Dec 15 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm
    Friday Dec 16 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm
    Saturday Dec 17 11:00am, 12:00pm
    Sunday Dec 18 11:00am, 11:00am
    Wednesday Dec 21 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm
    Thursday Dec 22 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm

    Two young explorers 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

  • Phantom of the Universe

    Phantom of the Universe

    Planetarium

    Sunday Dec 11 12:00pm
    Saturday Dec 17 12:00pm
    Sunday Dec 18 12:00pm
    Saturday Dec 24 12:00pm
    Saturday Dec 31 12:00pm
    Sunday Jan 01 12:00pm
    Saturday Jan 07 12:00pm
    Sunday Jan 08 12:00pm

    Phantom of the Universe is an an exciting exploration of dark matter, from the Big Bang to its anticipated discovery at the Large Hadron Collider. The show will reveal the first hints of its existence through the eyes of Fritz Zwicky, the scientist who coined the term "dark matter." It describes the astral choreography witnessed by Vera Rubin in the Andromeda galaxy and then plummets deep underground to see the most sensitive dark matter detector on Earth, housed in a former gold mine. From there, it journeys across space and time to the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, speeding alongside particles before they collide in visually stunning explosions of light and sound, while learning how scientists around the world are collaborating to track down the constituents of dark matter.