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Shows

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)






Laseropolis

(Starts March)






 


  • Astronaut

    Astronaut

    Ask Jeeves Planetarium

    Wednesday May 04 2:30pm
    Thursday May 05 1:00pm, 2:30pm
    Friday May 06 10:00am, 1:00pm, 2:00pm
    Saturday May 07 1:00pm, 8:00pm
    Sunday May 08 1:00pm
    Wednesday May 11 11:00am, 2:30pm
    Thursday May 12 2:30pm
    Friday May 13 2:00pm

    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 May 07 12:00pm
    Sunday May 08 12:00pm
    Thursday May 12 1:00pm
    Saturday May 14 12:00pm
    Sunday May 15 12:00pm
    Wednesday May 18 11:00am, 1:00pm
    Saturday May 21 12:00pm
    Sunday May 22 12:00pm

    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 - Magical, Mythical... Muddy... Mars

    Cosmos 360 Series - Magical, Mythical... Muddy... Mars

    Previously Recorded Planetarium Show

    Wednesday May 04 4:00pm
    Thursday May 05 3:30pm
    Friday May 06 7:00pm
    Sunday May 08 3:00pm
    Wednesday May 11 4:00pm
    Thursday May 12 3:30pm
    Friday May 13 7:00pm
    Saturday May 14 7:00pm

    Mars has sparked the human imagination for millennia, conjuring visions of supernatural deities, extraterrestrial civilizations, and otherworldly landscapes. The detection of water has reenergized our imaginations with hope of finding unearthly life. Come join the greatest exploration in history to the red planet!

  • Dawn of the Space Age

    Dawn of the Space Age

    Ask Jeeves Planetarium

    Friday May 06 4:00pm
    Friday May 13 4:00pm
    Friday May 20 4:00pm
    Friday May 27 3:00pm

    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 Pink Floyd

    ElectroLaze Pink Floyd

    Friday May 06 9:00pm
    Saturday May 07 9:00pm
    Friday May 13 9:00pm
    Saturday May 14 9:00pm
    Friday May 20 9:00pm
    Friday May 27 9:00pm
    Saturday May 28 9:00pm

    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 Odyssey

    Sunday May 08 4:00pm
    Sunday May 15 4:00pm
    Sunday May 22 4:00pm
    Sunday May 29 4:00pm

    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

  • Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

    Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

    Ask Jeeves Planetarium

    Wednesday May 04 10:00am, 12:00pm
    Saturday May 07 10:00am, 11:00am, 3:00pm
    Sunday May 08 11:00am
    Saturday May 14 11:00am, 3:00pm
    Sunday May 15 10:00am, 11:00am
    Tuesday May 17 10:00am, 12:00pm
    Wednesday May 18 10:00am
    Friday May 20 11:00am, 1:00pm

    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

    Tuesday May 03 11:00am, 1:00pm
    Wednesday May 04 11:00am, 1:00pm
    Friday May 06 8:00pm
    Saturday May 07 2:00pm
    Sunday May 08 2:00pm
    Wednesday May 11 11:00am, 1:00pm
    Thursday May 12 11:00am
    Friday May 13 11:00am, 1:00pm, 8:00pm

    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 Story of H

    The Story of H

    Previously Recorded Planetarium Show

    Cosmos 360, Chabot's planetarium show series: Your ticket to the Universe in all directions! Be entertained with an engaging tour through the stars, planets, and galaxies of outer space. Experience the workings of the Universe from new perspectives. 

  • Zodiac Tours

    Zodiac Tours

    Previously Recorded Planetarium Show

    Friday May 06 6:00pm
    Saturday May 07 6:00pm
    Friday May 13 6:00pm
    Saturday May 14 6:00pm
    Friday May 20 6:00pm
    Friday May 27 6:00pm
    Saturday May 28 6:00pm

    Cosmos 360, Chabot's planetarium show series: Your ticket to the Universe in all directions! Be entertained with an engaging tour through the stars, planets, and galaxies of outer space. Experience the workings of the Universe from new perspectives.