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Shows for Schools

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

  • Einstein's Gravity Playlist

    Einstein's Gravity Playlist

    Planetarium Show

    Saturday Jun 23 12:00pm
    Saturday Jun 30 12:00pm
    Wednesday Jul 04 2:30pm
    Saturday Jul 07 3:00pm
    Wednesday Jul 11 2:30pm
    Saturday Jul 14 3:00pm
    Wednesday Jul 18 2:30pm
    Saturday Jul 21 3:00pm

    Our new planetarium show, Einstein's Gravity Playlist, explores the ripples in space-time known as gravitational waves. Albert Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves in 1916. A century later, scientists detected these waves using precise laser devices here on Earth. Join Lucia, a PhD student in physics, on an exploration of how gravitational waves are formed, how they move through the universe, and how scientists like her work to hear them.

    Produced by the Extreme Gravity Lab at Montana State University

  • Back To The Moon For Good

    Back To The Moon For Good

    Google Lunar XPRIZE!

    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

  • Surfing the Planet Zone

    Surfing the Planet Zone

    Planetarium Show

    Saturday Jun 23 11:00am
    Saturday Jun 30 11:00am
    Thursday Jul 05 2:30pm
    Saturday Jul 07 11:00am
    Thursday Jul 12 2:30pm
    Saturday Jul 14 11:00am
    Thursday Jul 19 2:30pm
    Saturday Jul 21 11:00am

    Surf the Planet Zone with alien space explorers Zzyzzyx, Crimblat, and Fiz, as they take you on an expedition of discovery through our solar system. From the icy dark regions beyond Neptune to the remarkable moons of Jupiter to the very core of the planet Earth, your adventure awaits!

  • Astronaut



    Thursday Jun 21 11:00am
    Friday Jun 22 11:00am
    Sunday Jun 24 11:00am
    Wednesday Jun 27 11:15am
    Thursday Jun 28 11:00am
    Friday Jun 29 11:00am
    Sunday Jul 01 3:00pm
    Wednesday Jul 04 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

  • Tales of the Maya Skies

    Tales of the Maya Skies


    Thursday Jun 21 1:00pm
    Friday Jun 22 1:00pm
    Wednesday Jun 27 1:00pm
    Thursday Jun 28 1:00pm
    Friday Jun 29 1:00pm
    Sunday Jul 01 11:00am
    Friday Jul 06 12:00pm
    Saturday Jul 07 4:00pm

    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

  • Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

    Secret of the Cardboard Rocket


    Two young explorers 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

  • Phantom of the Universe

    Phantom of the Universe


    Thursday Jun 21 2:30pm
    Friday Jun 22 3:30pm
    Sunday Jun 24 12:00pm
    Wednesday Jun 27 2:30pm
    Thursday Jun 28 2:30pm
    Friday Jun 29 3:30pm
    Sunday Jul 01 1:00pm
    Wednesday Jul 04 1:00pm

    Phantom of the Universe is an an exciting exploration of dark matter, from the Big Bang to its anticipated discovery at the Large Hadron Collider. The show will reveal the first hints of its existence through the eyes of Fritz Zwicky, the scientist who coined the term "dark matter." It describes the astral choreography witnessed by Vera Rubin in the Andromeda galaxy and then plummets deep underground to see the most sensitive dark matter detector on Earth, housed in a former gold mine. From there, it journeys across space and time to the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, speeding alongside particles before they collide in visually stunning explosions of light and sound, while learning how scientists around the world are collaborating to track down the constituents of dark matter.