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Shows for Schools

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

  • Surfing the Planet Zone

    Surfing the Planet Zone

    Previously Recorded Planetarium Show

    Wednesday Jun 28 11:00am
    Thursday Jun 29 11:00am
    Saturday Jul 01 2:00pm
    Wednesday Jul 05 1:00pm
    Thursday Jul 06 1:00pm
    Saturday Jul 08 2:00pm
    Wednesday Jul 12 1:00pm
    Thursday Jul 13 1:00pm

    Surf the Planet Zone with alien space explorers Zzyzzyx, Crimblat, and Fiz, as they take you on an expedition of discovery through our solar system. From the icy dark regions beyond Neptune to the remarkable moons of Jupiter to the very core of the planet Earth, your adventure awaits!

  • Back To The Moon For Good

    Back To The Moon For Good

    Google Lunar XPRIZE!

    Wednesday Jun 28 3:30pm
    Thursday Jun 29 3:30pm
    Friday Jun 30 11:00am
    Sunday Jul 02 4:00pm
    Friday Jul 07 3:30pm
    Saturday Jul 08 12:00pm
    Sunday Jul 09 4:00pm
    Friday Jul 14 3:30pm

    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

    Saturday Jul 01 3:00pm
    Friday Jul 07 12:00pm
    Saturday Jul 08 3:00pm
    Friday Jul 14 12:00pm
    Saturday Jul 15 3:00pm
    Friday Jul 21 12:00pm
    Saturday Jul 22 3:00pm
    Friday Jul 28 12:00pm

    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

    Saturday Jul 01 11:00am
    Sunday Jul 02 1:00pm
    Wednesday Jul 05 3:30pm
    Thursday Jul 06 3:30pm
    Saturday Jul 08 11:00am
    Sunday Jul 09 1:00pm
    Wednesday Jul 12 3:30pm
    Thursday Jul 13 3:30pm

    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

    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

    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.