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Shows for Schools

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

  • When Things Collide

    When Things Collide

    Live Planetarium Show

    Monday Dec 22 2:30pm
    Tuesday Dec 23 2:30pm
    Friday Dec 26 6:45pm, 2:30pm
    Friday Dec 26 6:45pm, 2:30pm
    Saturday Dec 27 2:30pm
    Sunday Dec 28 3:00pm
    Wednesday Dec 31 2:30pm
    Thursday Jan 01 2:30pm

    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.

  • Back To The Moon For Good

    Back To The Moon For Good

    Google Lunar XPRIZE!

    Friday Dec 26 12:00pm, 3:30pm
    Saturday Dec 27 11:00am
    Monday Dec 29 1:00pm
    Tuesday Dec 30 1:00pm
    Wednesday Dec 31 1:00pm
    Thursday Jan 01 1:00pm
    Friday Jan 02 1:00pm
    Thursday Jan 08 10:00am, 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

  • Tales of the Maya Skies

    Tales of the Maya Skies

    Ask Jeeves Planetarium

    Monday Dec 22 4:00pm
    Tuesday Dec 23 4:00pm
    Saturday Dec 27 3:30pm
    Monday Dec 29 4:00pm
    Tuesday Dec 30 4:00pm
    Thursday Jan 01 4:00pm
    Friday Jan 02 4:00pm
    Saturday Jan 03 2:30pm

    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


    Ask Jeeves Planetarium

    Monday Dec 22 11:00am
    Tuesday Dec 23 11:00am
    Wednesday Dec 24 11:00am
    Friday Dec 26 11:00am
    Saturday Dec 27 1:00pm
    Sunday Dec 28 2:00pm
    Monday Dec 29 12:00pm
    Tuesday Dec 30 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

  • LaserMania Laser Pop

    LaserMania Laser Pop

    A Rockin' Music Odyssey

    Friday Dec 26 8:00pm
    Sunday Dec 28 1:15pm
    Friday Jan 02 8:00pm
    Sunday Jan 04 1:15pm
    Friday Jan 09 8:00pm
    Sunday Jan 11 1:15pm
    Friday Jan 16 8:00pm
    Sunday Jan 18 1:15pm

    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 Laser Holidays

    LaserMania Laser Holidays

    A Rockin' Music Odyssey

    Saturday Dec 27 8:00pm
    Sunday Dec 28 4:15pm

    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

    Saturday Jan 03 8:00pm
    Sunday Jan 04 4:15pm
    Saturday Jan 10 8:00pm
    Sunday Jan 11 4:15pm
    Sunday Jan 18 4:15pm
    Saturday Jan 31 8:00pm

    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

    Monday Dec 22 12:00pm
    Tuesday Dec 23 12:00pm
    Wednesday Dec 24 12:00pm
    Friday Dec 26 1:00pm, 4:30pm
    Saturday Dec 27 12:00pm
    Sunday Dec 28 12:00pm
    Monday Dec 29 11:00am, 3:30pm
    Tuesday Dec 30 11:00am, 3:30pm

    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