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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 31 6:00pm, 7:00pm
    Saturday Aug 01 6:00pm, 7:00pm
    Saturday Sep 12 6:45pm

    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.

  • Cosmos 360 Series - A Tale of Many Moons

    Cosmos 360 Series - A Tale of Many Moons

    Previously Recorded Planetarium Show

    Thursday Jul 30 3:00pm
    Sunday Aug 02 3:00pm
    Tuesday Aug 04 3:00pm
    Wednesday Aug 05 3:00pm
    Thursday Aug 06 3:00pm
    Sunday Aug 09 3:00pm
    Tuesday Aug 11 3:00pm
    Wednesday Aug 12 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.

  • Back To The Moon For Good

    Back To The Moon For Good

    Google Lunar XPRIZE!

    Thursday Jul 30 12:00pm
    Friday Jul 31 12:00pm
    Wednesday Aug 05 11:00am
    Friday Aug 14 12:00pm
    Tuesday Aug 25 12:00pm
    Wednesday Aug 26 12:00pm
    Thursday Aug 27 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

  • Tales of the Maya Skies

    Tales of the Maya Skies

    Ask Jeeves Planetarium

    Thursday Jul 30 2:00pm
    Friday Jul 31 2:00pm
    Sunday Aug 02 2:00pm
    Tuesday Aug 04 2:00pm
    Wednesday Aug 05 2:00pm
    Thursday Aug 06 11:00am, 2:00pm
    Sunday Aug 09 2:00pm
    Tuesday Aug 11 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

    Thursday Jul 30 11:00am
    Friday Jul 31 1:00pm
    Sunday Aug 02 12:00pm
    Tuesday Aug 04 12:00pm
    Sunday Aug 09 12:00pm
    Tuesday Aug 11 12:00pm
    Wednesday Aug 12 12:00pm
    Thursday Aug 13 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

  • 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

    Revive your psychedelic spirit at this special interactive ElectroLaze: Pink Floyd’s 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 Led Zeppelin

    ElectroLaze Led Zeppelin

    A Rockin' Music Odessey

    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 Laser Pop

    ElectroLaze Laser Pop

    A Rockin' Music Odyssey

    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 iPop

    ElectroLaze iPop

    A Rockin' Music Odessey

    Sunday Aug 02 1:15pm
    Sunday Aug 09 1:15pm
    Sunday Aug 16 1:15pm
    Sunday Aug 23 1:15pm
    Sunday Aug 30 1:15pm

    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 Aug 02 4:15pm
    Sunday Aug 09 4:15pm
    Sunday Aug 16 4:15pm
    Sunday Aug 23 4:15pm
    Sunday Aug 30 4:15pm

    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

    Planetarium

    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 LaseRetro

    ElectroLaze LaseRetro

    Friday Jul 31 8:00pm
    Friday Aug 07 8:00pm
    Friday Aug 14 8:00pm
    Friday Aug 21 8:00pm
    Friday Aug 28 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

  • Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

    Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

    Ask Jeeves Planetarium

    Wednesday Aug 05 1:00pm

    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