Cosmos 360 Series
Revealing the workings of the Universe from new perspectives
The COSMOS 360 series: See the Universe in all directions. Newly updated flights for each season, departing Friday and Saturday nights. 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.
Fridays& Saturday Evenings (6:30pm & 8:30pm)
For Showtimes & Tickets, please visit our calendar and choose your date
Inspired by Space
Astronomy discoveries and art often go hand in hand. See through the eyes of pioneers in space exploration: astronomers who've dared to draw what they saw. We'll take a look at how art inspires future scientific discovery, and how scientific discovery inspires art.
Guests: $21 Adults / $10 Children
Members: $10 Adults / $7 Children
Includes General Admission
- Cosmos 360 with Special Guest Speaker: Geoff Marcy
Saturday, June 8 (8:30pm)
This Saturday, we are pleased to have renowned astronomer Geoff Marcy of UC Berkeley join the journey! Debut of the latest show in the series and Q&A with Marcy and our host, truly an out of this world experience!
Geoff Marcy is one of the pioneers and leaders in the discovery and characterization of planets around other stars. His research has included detection of the first multiple-planet system, the first Saturn-mass planet and the first Neptune-mass planet. In recent years, Professor Marcy’s research has focused on the search for Earth-size planets around other stars using Kepler, the NASA space-born telescope. In March, 2012, he was appointed to the Alberts Chair in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence and has won many awards for his work in the subject.
- Cosmos 360 with Special Guest Speaker: Alex Filippenko
Friday, August 16 (6:30pm & 8:30pm)
This Friday, we are pleased to have astronomer and Nobel Prize winner Alex Filippenko of UC Berkeley join the journey! Truly an out of this world experience.
Alex Filippenko was a member of both teams whose leaders were awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics for discovering the accelerating Universe. Voted the "best professor" on the UC Berkeley campus a record nine times, and the 2006 National Professor of the Year, he is frequently featured in "The Universe" series on The History Channel.
Fast and Curious: Humans in Space
Debuts June 28
Our imaginations may draw us up into space, but rockets are what get us there. In human space travel, how fast is "fast," and what does it take to get us from Point A to Point B? Take a flight through time and space and see how the rubber meets the road in our past and present exploration of the Solar System, and envision journeys to newly discovered worlds that circle nearby stars.