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Shows for Schools

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

  • Spring Skies Alive! A Cosmos 360 Live Production

    Spring Skies Alive! A Cosmos 360 Live Production

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    Live Planetarium Show

    On Earth, springtime is a time for rebirth. Lift off on a cosmic adventure exploring the planets and stars specific to spring! We'll marvel at the season's jewels of the night, and visit celestial spots where scientists think extraterrestrial life could exist. We'll even go beyond our solar system and explore the possibilities of life in the Milky Way galaxy. Come along with us and join the adventure!
    The Cosmos 360 Live Planetarium Series launches with a new show in our digital-dome every three months. .

    Running Time 35 minutes

  • Back To The Moon For Good

    Back To The Moon For Good

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    To the Moon... with no return? Be the first to come see our newest planetarium show Back to the Moon for Good. 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 $30million prize? After 40 years, the race is heating up once again, get in on the action!

    Running Time 25 minutes

  • We Are Aliens

    We Are Aliens

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    Ever since the two men in black showed up, summer means ALIENS and we're right on board with a new planetarium show! We Are Aliens, narrated by Rupert Grant, journeys through the galaxy searching for evidence of life. This animated piece is great for all ages as scientists explore the vast universe asking the question that has sparked curiosity and inspired exploration for generations: are we alone? Colorful and fun, intriguing and exciting, this full dome experience appeals to the kid in all of us.

    Running Time 30 minutes

  • Tales of the Maya Skies

    Tales of the Maya Skies

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    Immerse yourself in the beauty of the "seventh wonder of the modern world," Mexico's Chichén Itzá. 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 Minutes

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  • Astronaut

    Astronaut

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    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 minutes

  • LASERIUM (R): Led Zeppelin (Premium Show)

    LASERIUM (R): Led Zeppelin (Premium Show)

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    Buy tickets for LASERIUM® - Led Zeppelin

    Extended by popular demand, LASERIUM® The Cosmic Laser Concert is a feast for your senses. Engage in the dazzling display of light and energy!

    Experience this classic laser light show set to the beats of such rock icons as Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, the Beatles & U2. Immerse yourself in the darkness of our planetarium and take a trip like no other. Whether you are a fan from the past or new to the show, you'll see the music... in a whole new light.

    Additional Charge

    Running Time 45 minutes

  • Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

    Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

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    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 minutes