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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

Laser Pop

Laser Magic

Laser Vinyl

(Starts February!)

Laser Spirit

(Starts February)


(Starts March)


  • Astronaut


    Ask Jeeves Planetarium

    Saturday Oct 10 3:00pm
    Sunday Oct 11 1:00pm
    Wednesday Oct 14 12:00pm
    Thursday Oct 15 12:00pm
    Friday Oct 16 12:00pm
    Saturday Oct 17 1:00pm
    Sunday Oct 18 1:00pm
    Friday Oct 23 12:00pm

    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

  • Back To The Moon For Good

    Back To The Moon For Good

    Google Lunar XPRIZE!

    Saturday Oct 10 12:00pm, 12:00pm
    Saturday Oct 17 12:00pm, 3:00pm
    Thursday Oct 22 12:00pm
    Saturday Oct 24 12:00pm, 3:00pm
    Thursday Oct 29 12:00pm
    Saturday Oct 31 12:00pm, 3:00pm
    Friday Nov 06 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:30pm
    Saturday Nov 07 3:00pm

    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

    Sunday Oct 11 3:00pm
    Wednesday Oct 14 3:30pm
    Thursday Oct 15 3:30pm
    Sunday Oct 18 3:00pm
    Wednesday Oct 21 3:30pm
    Thursday Oct 22 3:30pm
    Sunday Oct 25 3:00pm
    Wednesday Oct 28 3:30pm

    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.

  • Dawn of the Space Age

    Dawn of the Space Age

    Ask Jeeves Planetarium

    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

  • ElectroLaze iPop

    ElectroLaze iPop

    A Rockin' Music Odessey

    Sunday Dec 06 4:15pm
    Sunday Dec 13 4:15pm
    Sunday Dec 20 4:15pm
    Sunday Dec 27 4:15pm

    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

  • ElectroLaze Laser Magic

    ElectroLaze Laser Magic

    A Rockin' Music Odyssey

    Sunday Oct 11 4:15pm
    Sunday Oct 18 4:15pm
    Sunday Oct 25 4:15pm
    Sunday Nov 01 12:15pm
    Sunday Nov 08 12:15pm
    Sunday Nov 15 12:15pm
    Sunday Nov 22 12:15pm
    Sunday Nov 29 12:15pm

    This program 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

  • ElectroLaze Laser Mania

    ElectroLaze Laser Mania


    When it's time to just rock-out and have a good time, Lasermania is the ticket. Enjoy a pure sensory adrenaline rush with a collection of the most current rock and pop hits of any laser show on the planet. Lasermania is the pinnacle of high energy laser light shows, guaranteed to have audiences dancing in their seats.

    Running time: 35 mins

  • ElectroLaze Laser Pop

    ElectroLaze Laser Pop

    A Rockin' Music Odyssey

    Sunday Oct 11 12:15pm
    Sunday Oct 18 12:15pm
    Sunday Oct 25 12:15pm
    Sunday Jan 03 12:15pm

    The hottest pop artists and the latest laser art come together in a sensational, eye-POPping laser show that will have your heart thumping and your feet tapping! Laser Pop features sizzling stars, both past and present, in brilliant laser light.

    Running time: 35 mins

  • ElectroLaze LaseRetro

    ElectroLaze LaseRetro

    Friday Dec 18 8:00pm

    LaseRetro is a tribute to the great rock anthems of the 1980s. Astonishing laser art is coupled with upbeat rock and pop songs from one of the most exciting periods in mainstream music: the ‘80s! Shows feature the latest and most advanced programming techniques to create spectacular and striking laser effects.

    Running time: 35 mins

  • ElectroLaze Laseropolis

    ElectroLaze Laseropolis


    Friday Nov 06 8:00pm
    Friday Nov 13 8:00pm
    Friday Nov 20 8:00pm
    Friday Nov 27 8:00pm

    Transport to new experiences of sight and sounds with an eclectic mix of musical themes surveying pop, rock, alternative and oldies.

    Running time: 50 mins

  • ElectroLaze Led Zeppelin

    ElectroLaze Led Zeppelin

    A Rockin' Music Odessey

    Friday Jan 08 8:00pm

    Led Zeppelin is proclaimed by many critics to be the progenitors of heavy metal and hard rock, and their individualistic style reset the standards for many musical genres in the 1960s and '70s. Indeed, they have been hailed as one of the most successful, innovative and influential bands, alongside Pink Floyd, U2 and the Beatles. Now you can relive the magical sounds of Led Zeppelin while enjoying a visual treat of custom laser imagery.

    Running time: 50 mins

  • ElectroLaze Pink Floyd

    ElectroLaze Pink Floyd

    Friday Oct 16 9:15pm
    Saturday Oct 17 9:15pm
    Friday Oct 23 9:15pm
    Saturday Oct 24 9:15pm
    Friday Oct 30 9:15pm
    Friday Nov 06 9:15pm
    Saturday Nov 07 9:15pm
    Friday Nov 13 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

  • ElectroLaze Pink Floyd: The Wall

    ElectroLaze Pink Floyd: The Wall


    Considered to be one of the best classic rock albums of all time, The Wall is best considered as a continual story rather than a collection of individual songs. It tells the tale of a rock star named Pink and his downward spiral into madness. To the listener, and indeed many critics, The Wall is a gripping and spellbinding musical journey – beautiful, haunting, powerful and thought provoking. It is a timeless classic, and one of Pink Floyd’s best, becoming the group’s second best seller behind Dark Side of the Moon.

    Running time: 55 mins

  • ElectroLaze Sing-Along! Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon

    ElectroLaze Sing-Along! Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon

    A Rockin' Music Odyssey

    Friday Oct 9 9:15pm

    Revive your psychedelic spirit at this special interactive ElectroLaze: Pink Floyd�€ï¿½s The Dark Side of the Moon! Our cosmic maestro will inspire you to belt out your favorites as you are mesmerized by the live lasers, and imprint the cosmos with your own glowing and flashing instruments. The album that brought commercial breakthrough to Pink Floyd, Dark Side of the Moon offers a mixture of psychedelic, rock and jazz that has been infinitely influential to musicians and artists alike.

    Drinks and glow sticks will be for sale.

    Running time: 45 mins

  • ElectroLaze The Beatles

    ElectroLaze The Beatles

    A Rockin' Music Odessey

    Saturday Oct 17 4:15pm
    Saturday Oct 24 4:15pm
    Saturday Nov 07 4:15pm
    Saturday Nov 14 4:15pm
    Saturday Nov 28 4:15pm
    Saturday Dec 05 4:15pm
    Saturday Dec 19 4:15pm
    Saturday Dec 26 4:15pm

    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

  • Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

    Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

    Ask Jeeves Planetarium

    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

    Saturday Oct 10 2:00pm
    Sunday Oct 11 2:00pm
    Thursday Oct 15 1:00pm
    Friday Oct 16 1:00pm
    Saturday Oct 17 2:00pm
    Sunday Oct 18 2:00pm
    Wednesday Oct 21 12:00pm
    Thursday Oct 22 11:00am, 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

  • Year of the Dwarf Planet

    Year of the Dwarf Planet

    Live Planetarium Show

    Pluto, everyone’s favorite underdog among the planets, has long been an icon of dark mystery and murky expectation. Until now. In 2015, NASA made first contact with not only Pluto, but also Ceres, two of our solar system’s dwarf planets. Join us on an adventure of a lifetime as we follow the New Horizons and Dawn missions, which have revealed to us that no matter what call them, these small and beautiful objects are small worlds, after all…