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Ask Jeeves Planetarium

Our Ask Jeeves Planetarium is a state-of-the art full-dome digital projection system. This new system is capable of projecting a brilliant seamless image over the entire 70-foot dome surface and delivers jaw-dropping digital sound. The images surround the audience, extending beyond the peripheral vision, leading to an experience that is fully immersive and engaging.

Chabot’s digital dome seats 240 people under a 70-foot diameter screen, and features live and pre-recorded shows.

LaserMania - A Rockin' Music Odyssey

To purchase tickets to LaserMania please choose your show below:

Pink Floyd
Dark Side
of the Moon


The Beatles

Laser Pop

Laser Magic

Laser Vinyl

(Starts February!)

Laser Spirit

(Starts February)


(Starts March)


  • Astronaut


    Ask Jeeves Planetarium

    Saturday Feb 13 1:00pm
    Sunday Feb 14 1:00pm
    Saturday Feb 20 1:00pm
    Sunday Feb 21 1:00pm
    Wednesday Feb 24 10:00am
    Friday Feb 26 12:00pm
    Saturday Feb 27 1:00pm
    Sunday Feb 28 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

  • Back To The Moon For Good

    Back To The Moon For Good

    Google Lunar XPRIZE!

    Saturday Feb 13 3:00pm
    Monday Feb 15 12:00pm
    Tuesday Feb 16 12:00pm
    Friday Feb 19 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:30pm
    Saturday Feb 20 3:00pm
    Friday Feb 26 3:30pm
    Saturday Feb 27 3:00pm
    Wednesday Mar 02 11:00am, 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

  • Cosmos 360 Series - Seeing Stars

    Cosmos 360 Series - Seeing Stars

    Previously Recorded Planetarium Show

    Sunday Feb 14 3:00pm
    Monday Feb 15 3:30pm
    Tuesday Feb 16 3:30pm
    Wednesday Feb 17 3:30pm
    Thursday Feb 18 3:30pm
    Sunday Feb 21 3:00pm
    Wednesday Feb 24 3:30pm
    Thursday Feb 25 3:30pm

    Previously Recorded
    The stars are as richly diverse as the people who gaze at them with wonder. Join us on a trek to learn how these luminaries are born, live and die, and the importance of their lives to our existence.  

  • Cosmos 360 Series - Seeing Stars

    Cosmos 360 Series - Seeing Stars

    Live Planetarium Show

    Friday Feb 26 6:00pm, 7:00pm
    Saturday Feb 27 6:00pm, 7:00pm
    Friday Mar 04 6:00pm, 7:00pm
    Saturday Mar 05 6:00pm, 7:00pm
    Friday Mar 11 6:00pm, 7:00pm
    Saturday Mar 12 6:00pm, 7:00pm
    Friday Mar 18 6:00pm
    Friday Mar 25 6:00pm, 7:00pm

    The stars are as richly diverse as the people who gaze at them with wonder. Join us on a trek to learn how these luminaries are born, live and die, and the importance of their lives to our existence.  

  • Dawn of the Space Age

    Dawn of the Space Age

    Ask Jeeves Planetarium

    Monday Feb 15 2:30pm
    Tuesday Feb 16 2:30pm
    Wednesday Feb 17 2:30pm
    Thursday Feb 18 2:30pm
    Friday Feb 19 2:30pm
    Wednesday Feb 24 2:30pm
    Thursday Feb 25 2:30pm
    Friday Feb 26 2:30pm

    Just as the Space Race began, Dawn of the Space Age starts with the launch of Sputnik and includes important Russian space history as well as the American Gemini, Apollo and Shuttle programs. The show transports viewers to the International Space Station, the X-prize winning private space ship and on to future Mars exploration.

    Be immersed and overwhelmed with this most accurate historic reconstruction of Man's first steps into space. Who were these men and women that took part in these dangerous, heroic endeavors? Witness their drive, their passion, and their perseverance to explore, in this epic realistically animated production.

    Running time: 38 mins

  • ElectroLaze - Laser Vinyl

    ElectroLaze - Laser Vinyl

    A Rockin' Music Odyssey

    Friday Feb 26 8:00pm

    Enjoy the best of classic rock paired with stunning laser art., Tap your feet and enjoy a truly fantastic audio-visual event that will rock your body, mind and soul- it makes reminiscing a full body experience!

    Running time: 44 mins

  • ElectroLaze Hypnotica

    ElectroLaze Hypnotica

    A mixture of techno and ambient electronic music taken directly from the late night rave scene, this show reflects influences from hip-hop, soul and pop. This dance-based show with a rock-band feel shakes your entire body with pulsing beats, incredible imagery and dazzling laser light effects.

    Running time: 35 mins

  • ElectroLaze Laser Magic

    ElectroLaze Laser Magic

    A Rockin' Music Odyssey

    Sunday Feb 14 4:15pm
    Sunday Feb 21 4:15pm
    Sunday Feb 28 4:15pm
    Sunday Mar 06 4:15pm
    Sunday Mar 13 4:15pm
    Sunday Mar 20 4:15pm
    Sunday Mar 27 4:15pm
    Sunday Apr 03 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


    Saturday Feb 27 8:00pm

    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 Laser Pop

    ElectroLaze Laser Pop

    A Rockin' Music Odyssey

    Sunday Feb 14 12:00pm
    Sunday Feb 21 12:00pm
    Sunday Feb 28 12:00pm
    Sunday Mar 06 12:00pm
    Sunday Mar 13 12:00pm
    Sunday Mar 20 12:00pm
    Sunday Mar 27 12:00pm
    Sunday Apr 03 12:00pm

    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 Laser Spirit

    ElectroLaze Laser Spirit


    Friday Mar 04 8:00pm
    Friday Mar 11 8:00pm
    Friday Mar 18 8:00pm
    Friday Mar 25 8:00pm

    Celebrate the accomplishments and dreams of humanity with a mix of pop, classic rock, oldies, adult contemporary, and patriotic music. Laser Spirit is a motivating laser show that will make you proud to be a visionary, idealist, achiever, and American.

    Running time: 50 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 Pink Floyd

    ElectroLaze Pink Floyd

    Friday Feb 26 9:15pm
    Saturday Feb 27 9:15pm
    Friday Mar 04 9:15pm
    Saturday Mar 05 9:15pm
    Friday Mar 11 9:15pm
    Saturday Mar 12 9:15pm
    Friday Mar 18 9:15pm
    Friday Mar 25 9:15pm

    Based on Pink Floyd's 1973 album of humanitarian, political and philosophical empathy, Dark Side of the Moon is one of the most startling and bizarre laser light shows of all time!

    Considered by many critics to be the album that brought the commercial breakthrough to Pink Floyd, Dark Side of the Moon offers a mixture of psychedelic, rock and jazz sounds. It's sonic backdrops and atmospheric soundscapes combined with a unique assortment of sound effects yield an emotional resonance. When accompanied by a diverse and unusual display of laser art, the overall feel is a dramatic and haunting atmosphere.

    Running time: 40 mins

  • ElectroLaze The Beatles

    ElectroLaze The Beatles

    A Rockin' Music Odessey

    Saturday Feb 20 4:15pm
    Saturday Feb 27 4:15pm
    Saturday Mar 05 4:15pm
    Saturday Mar 12 4:15pm
    Saturday Mar 19 4:15pm
    Saturday Mar 26 4:15pm
    Saturday Apr 09 4:15pm
    Saturday Apr 16 4:15pm

    The "Fab Four's" best spanning 6 years becomes the background for dazzling laser-art. All ages and backgrounds will appreciate this fantasy tribute of music and light to The Beatles and how they helped define a generation.

    Running time: 40 mins

  • ElectroLaze U2

    ElectroLaze U2


    Friday Apr 01 8:00pm
    Friday Apr 08 8:00pm
    Friday Apr 15 8:00pm
    Friday Apr 22 8:00pm
    Friday Apr 29 8:00pm

    Audio-Visual Imagineering is proud to present an entertainment laser show featuring one of the greatest bands of the last three decades, featuring U2�s timeless classic and modern hits. This musical concert is set against a backdrop of the latest laser art. Your eyes and ears will be your guides into an immerse journey through this British band�s rise and success!

    Running time: 45 mins

  • Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

    Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

    Ask Jeeves Planetarium

    Monday Feb 15 11:00am
    Tuesday Feb 16 11:00am
    Wednesday Feb 17 10:00am
    Tuesday Mar 08 10:00am
    Wednesday Mar 09 10:00am
    Sunday Mar 20 10:00am
    Wednesday Mar 23 10:00am
    Wednesday Apr 06 10:00am, 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

  • Tales of the Maya Skies

    Tales of the Maya Skies

    Ask Jeeves Planetarium

    Saturday Feb 13 11:00am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm
    Sunday Feb 14 2:00pm
    Monday Feb 15 1:00pm
    Tuesday Feb 16 1:00pm
    Thursday Feb 18 11:00am, 1:00pm
    Friday Feb 19 4:30pm
    Saturday Feb 20 12:00pm, 2:00pm
    Sunday Feb 21 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