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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

    Saturday Nov 15 6:45pm
    Friday Nov 21 8:00pm
    Saturday Dec 06 5:30pm

    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!

    Saturday Oct 25 12:00pm, 3:30pm
    Thursday Oct 30 10:00am, 1:00pm
    Sunday Nov 02 12:00pm
    Wednesday Nov 05 1:00pm
    Friday Nov 07 10:00am, 1:00pm
    Saturday Nov 08 12:00pm
    Sunday Nov 09 12:00pm
    Wednesday Nov 12 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

    Thursday Oct 23 4:00pm
    Friday Oct 24 12:00pm
    Wednesday Oct 29 1:00pm
    Thursday Nov 06 1:00pm
    Thursday Nov 13 10:00am, 1:00pm
    Friday Nov 14 12:00pm
    Wednesday Nov 19 1:00pm
    Thursday Nov 20 10:00am

    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

    Thursday Oct 23 10:00am, 1:00pm
    Friday Oct 24 10:00am, 1:00pm
    Wednesday Oct 29 1:00pm
    Thursday Nov 20 12:00pm
    Friday Nov 21 10:00am, 12:00pm
    Wednesday Jan 07 11:00am, 1:00pm

    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

  • Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

    Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

    Ask Jeeves Planetarium

    Wednesday Oct 22 11:00am, 12:00pm
    Thursday Oct 23 11:00am, 12:00pm
    Saturday Oct 25 11:00am, 1:00pm
    Wednesday Oct 29 11:00am, 12:00pm
    Thursday Oct 30 12:00pm
    Saturday Nov 01 12:00pm
    Wednesday Nov 05 12:00pm
    Thursday Nov 06 11:00am, 12:00pm

    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