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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 27 2:00pm
    Thursday May 28 2:00pm
    Friday May 29 2:30pm
    Saturday May 30 1:00pm, 3:00pm
    Sunday May 31 1:00pm
    Friday Jun 05 2:30pm
    Saturday Jun 06 1:00pm, 3:00pm
    Sunday Jun 07 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!

    Wednesday May 27 10:00am, 12:00pm
    Friday May 29 11:00am
    Saturday May 30 12:00pm
    Saturday Jun 06 12:00pm
    Thursday Jun 11 2:00pm
    Friday Jun 12 2:30pm
    Saturday Jun 13 12:00pm
    Tuesday Jun 16 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 - Inspired by Space

    Cosmos 360 Series - Inspired by Space

    Previously Recorded Planetarium Show

    Wednesday May 27 3:00pm
    Sunday May 31 3:00pm
    Sunday Jun 07 3:00pm
    Thursday Jun 11 3:00pm
    Sunday Jun 14 3:00pm
    Tuesday Jun 16 3:00pm
    Wednesday Jun 17 3:00pm
    Thursday Jun 18 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.

  • 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

  • Inspired by Space

    Inspired by Space

    Live Planetarium Show

    Friday May 29 6:45pm
    Saturday May 30 6:45pm
    Friday Jun 05 6:45pm
    Saturday Jun 06 6:45pm
    Friday Jun 12 6:45pm
    Saturday Jun 13 6:45pm
    Friday Jun 19 6:45pm
    Saturday Jun 20 6:45pm

    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.

  • LaserMania Hypnotica

    LaserMania Hypnotica

    Friday May 29 8:00pm

    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

  • LaserMania iPop

    LaserMania iPop

    A Rockin' Music Odessey

    Sunday May 31 12:15pm
    Sunday Jul 05 12:15pm
    Sunday Jul 12 12:15pm
    Sunday Jul 19 12:15pm
    Sunday Jul 26 12:15pm

    New music from today’s Pop charts mixed with a classic from Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5. iPop features sizzling stars, both past and present, in brilliant laser light.

    Running time: 35 mins

  • LaserMania Laser Magic

    LaserMania Laser Magic

    A Rockin' Music Odyssey

    Sunday May 31 4:15pm
    Sunday Jun 07 4:15pm
    Sunday Jun 14 4:15pm
    Sunday Jun 21 4:15pm
    Sunday Jun 28 4:15pm

    NEW SHOW!
    This show 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

  • LaserMania Laseropolis

    LaserMania Laseropolis

    Planetarium

    Saturday May 30 8:00pm
    Sunday Jul 05 4:15pm
    Sunday Jul 12 4:15pm
    Sunday Jul 19 4:15pm

    Transport to new experiences of sight and sounds with an eclectic mix of musical themes surveying pop, rock, alternative and oldies.

    Running time: 50 mins

  • LaserMania Pink Floyd

    LaserMania Pink Floyd

    A Rockin' Music Odyssey

    Saturday May 30 9:15pm
    Saturday Jun 06 9:15pm
    Saturday Jun 13 9:15pm
    Saturday Jun 20 9:15pm
    Saturday Jun 27 9:15pm
    Friday Jul 03 9:15pm
    Friday Jul 10 9:15pm
    Saturday Jul 11 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

  • LaserMania The Beatles

    LaserMania The Beatles

    A Rockin' Music Odessey

    Saturday May 30 4:15pm
    Saturday Jun 06 4:15pm
    Saturday Jun 13 4:15pm
    Saturday Jun 20 4:15pm
    Saturday Jun 27 4:15pm
    Saturday Jul 11 4:15pm
    Friday Jul 24 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

  • LaserMania U2

    LaserMania U2

    Planetarium

    Friday May 29 9:15pm
    Friday Jun 05 8:00pm
    Friday Jun 12 8:00pm
    Friday Jun 19 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

    Wednesday May 27 11:00am, 1:00pm
    Thursday May 28 12:00pm
    Friday May 29 12:00pm, 1:00pm
    Saturday May 30 11:00am
    Sunday May 31 11:00am
    Tuesday Jun 02 12:00pm
    Wednesday Jun 03 10:00am, 12:00pm
    Thursday Jun 04 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

    Thursday May 28 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm
    Friday May 29 4:30pm
    Saturday May 30 2:00pm
    Sunday May 31 2:00pm
    Tuesday Jun 02 11:00am, 1:00pm
    Wednesday Jun 03 1:00pm
    Thursday Jun 04 11:00am, 1:00pm
    Friday Jun 05 11:00am, 1:00pm, 4:30pm

    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