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Shows for Schools

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

  • Inspired by Space

    Inspired by Space

    Live Planetarium Show

    Friday May 01 6:45pm
    Saturday May 09 6:45pm
    Saturday May 23 6:45pm
    Saturday May 30 6:45pm
    Wednesday Jul 22 3:30pm

    Astronomy discoveries and art often go hand in hand. See through the eyes of pioneers in space exploration - astronomers who have dared to draw what they saw. We’ll look at how art inspires future scientific discovery and how scientific discovery inspires art. With an expert guide and cutting-edge astronomical visuals, the Cosmos 360 series reveals the workings of the Universe from new perspectives.

  • Back To The Moon For Good

    Back To The Moon For Good

    Google Lunar XPRIZE!

    Wednesday Apr 29 11:00am
    Thursday Apr 30 1:00pm
    Saturday May 02 12:00pm
    Wednesday May 06 11:15am
    Thursday May 07 11:00am, 1:00pm
    Saturday May 09 12:00pm
    Wednesday May 13 11:00am, 12:20pm
    Thursday May 14 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

  • Cosmos 360 Series - Inspired by Space

    Cosmos 360 Series - Inspired by Space

    Previously Recorded Planetarium Show

    Sunday May 03 3:00pm
    Sunday May 17 3:00pm
    Sunday May 24 3:00pm
    Sunday May 31 3:00pm

    Previously Recorded
    Astronomy discoveries and art often go hand in hand. See through the eyes of pioneers in space exploration - astronomers who have dared to draw what they saw. We'll look at how art inspires future scientific discovery and how scientific discovery inspires art. With an expert guide and cutting-edge astronomical visuals, the Cosmos 360 series reveals the workings of the Universe from new perspectives.

  • Astronaut

    Astronaut

    Ask Jeeves Planetarium

    Saturday May 02 1:00pm
    Sunday May 03 1:00pm
    Saturday May 09 1:00pm, 3:30pm
    Sunday May 10 1:00pm
    Saturday May 16 1:00pm
    Sunday May 17 1:00pm
    Saturday May 23 1:00pm, 3:00pm
    Sunday May 24 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

  • Tales of the Maya Skies

    Tales of the Maya Skies

    Ask Jeeves Planetarium

    Friday May 01 11:30am
    Saturday May 02 2:00pm
    Sunday May 03 2:00pm
    Tuesday May 05 11:00am
    Friday May 08 1:00pm
    Saturday May 09 2:00pm
    Sunday May 10 2:00pm
    Tuesday May 12 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

  • LaserMania Laser Pop

    LaserMania Laser Pop

    A Rockin' Music Odyssey

    NEW SHOW!
    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

  • Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

    Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

    Ask Jeeves Planetarium

    Tuesday Apr 28 11:00am, 1:00pm
    Wednesday Apr 29 12:00pm
    Thursday Apr 30 11:00am, 12:00pm
    Friday May 01 1:00pm
    Saturday May 02 11:00am
    Tuesday May 05 1:00pm
    Wednesday May 06 12:00pm
    Thursday May 07 12:00pm, 1:45pm

    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