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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

Fright Light

October Only!!


Legends of the Night Sky: Orion



  • Astronaut


    Ask Jeeves Planetarium

    Friday Oct 17 10:00am
    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

    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!

    Wednesday Sep 17 2:00pm
    Thursday Sep 18 2:00pm
    Friday Sep 19 3:30pm
    Saturday Sep 20 12:00pm
    Sunday Sep 21 3:30pm
    Wednesday Sep 24 2:00pm
    Thursday Sep 25 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm
    Friday Sep 26 10:00am, 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

  • Dawn of the Space Age

    Dawn of the Space Age

    Ask Jeeves Planetarium

    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

  • LaserMania Fright Light!

    LaserMania Fright Light!

    A Rockin' Music Odyssey

    Saturday Oct 04 8:00pm
    Saturday Oct 11 8:00pm
    Saturday Oct 18 8:00pm
    Saturday Oct 25 8:00pm
    Friday Oct 31 10:15pm

    Playing in October only... catch it before it's ghost!
    Looking for a unique way to send chills up your spine? Think you have the courage to sit through the most terrifying laser experience ever? Are you brave enough to witness vampires seducing their prey and demons haunting the unsuspecting? Perhaps you'll keep your eyes closed, only sneaking peeks at fun renditions of Purple People Eater and The Devil Went Down to Georgia. Laser Fright Light is a ghoulish way to celebrate the Halloween season... if you dare!

  • LaserMania Pink Floyd

    LaserMania Pink Floyd

    A Rockin' Music Odessey

    Friday Sep 19 9:15pm
    Saturday Sep 20 9:15pm
    Sunday Sep 21 4:15pm
    Friday Sep 26 9:15pm
    Sunday Sep 28 4:15pm
    Friday Oct 03 9:15pm
    Saturday Oct 04 9:15pm
    Sunday Oct 05 4:15pm

    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

  • LaserMania The Beatles

    LaserMania The Beatles

    A Rockin' Music Odessey

    Friday Sep 19 8:00pm
    Saturday Sep 20 8:00pm
    Friday Sep 26 8:00pm
    Friday Oct 03 8:00pm
    Saturday Oct 04 4:15pm
    Friday Oct 10 8:00pm
    Saturday Oct 11 4:15pm
    Friday Oct 17 8:00pm

    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

  • Legends of the Night Sky: Orion

    Legends of the Night Sky: Orion


    Sunday Sep 21 1:15pm
    Sunday Sep 28 1:15pm
    Sunday Oct 12 1:15pm

    Legends of the Night Sky: Orion takes a lighthearted and imaginative look at the myths and stories associated with the constellation Orion, the great hunter of the winter sky. The show brings the mythological Orion to life in a fun-filled, animated adventure.

    Accompanied by narrators Aesop the owl and Socrates the mouse, we follow Orion's adventures as he grows to manhood, battles mythical beasts, foils the plot of an evil king and wins the heart of Artemis, the beautiful moon-goddess. By the end of the story, we learn how the constellation Orion was placed in the sky, forever turning overhead throughout the seasons.

    Running time: 20 mins

  • Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

    Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

    Ask Jeeves Planetarium

    Wednesday Sep 17 12:00pm
    Thursday Sep 18 11:00am, 12:00pm
    Friday Sep 19 12:00pm
    Saturday Sep 20 1:30pm
    Sunday Sep 21 12:00pm
    Sunday Sep 28 12:00pm
    Wednesday Oct 01 10:00am
    Thursday Oct 02 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

    Wednesday Sep 17 11:00am, 3:00pm
    Thursday Sep 18 10:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm
    Friday Sep 19 10:00am, 1:00pm
    Saturday Sep 20 11:00am
    Sunday Sep 21 11:00am, 2:00pm
    Wednesday Sep 24 10:00am, 1:00pm
    Thursday Sep 25 2:00pm
    Sunday Sep 28 11:00am, 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

  • The Home Galaxy

    The Home Galaxy

    Live Planetarium Show

    Wednesday Sep 17 1:00pm
    Friday Sep 19 6:45pm
    Saturday Sep 20 6:45pm, 2:30pm
    Saturday Sep 20 6:45pm, 2:30pm

    It's been called a river in the sky, a Tree of Life, a celestial spine, and even a spray of mother's milk, but since Galileo made the telescopic discovery that it is made of countless hosts of stars and mysterious, dark, brooding clouds, we have come to know the Milky Way as our galactic home among the cosmos. Take a road trip with us down Via Lactea, the Milky Way, from its sprawling spiral arms to the ultimate heart of darkness, the supermassive black hole that resides at its center.

    Cosmos 360 Original Live Productions launch with new shows in our digital-dome every three months.