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Shows for Schools

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

  • Cosmic Dance

    Cosmic Dance

    Live Planetarium Show

    Sunday Feb 01 3:00pm
    Wednesday Feb 04 3:30pm
    Sunday Feb 08 3:00pm
    Wednesday Feb 11 3:30pm
    Sunday Feb 15 3:00pm
    Wednesday Feb 18 3:30pm
    Friday Feb 20 6:45pm
    Sunday Feb 22 3:00pm

    Got restless feet? You're in good company: the Sun, Moon, planets and stars also have those ants in their pants and can’t keep their feet from moving to the beat of their ageless cosmic dance. Two-step, tango, break dance, and dosey-doe your way across the solar system in this live immersive show! We’ll cover a few basics of the dance of the planets, whose motions across the sky puzzled and bewildered Earthly onlookers for millennia.

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

  • Back To The Moon For Good

    Back To The Moon For Good

    Google Lunar XPRIZE!

    Saturday Jan 31 1:00pm
    Wednesday Feb 04 2:30pm
    Friday Feb 06 11:00am, 12:00pm
    Wednesday Feb 11 2:30pm
    Thursday Feb 12 11:00am
    Wednesday Feb 18 2:30pm
    Thursday Feb 19 10:00am, 1:00pm
    Friday Feb 20 11:00am

    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

  • Tales of the Maya Skies

    Tales of the Maya Skies

    Ask Jeeves Planetarium

    Sunday Feb 01 2:00pm
    Wednesday Feb 04 12:00pm
    Thursday Feb 05 11:00am, 12:00pm
    Sunday Feb 08 2:00pm
    Wednesday Feb 11 1:00pm
    Thursday Feb 12 12:00pm, 1:00pm
    Friday Feb 13 10:00am
    Sunday Feb 15 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

  • Astronaut

    Astronaut

    Ask Jeeves Planetarium

    Saturday Jan 31 11:00am
    Sunday Feb 01 11:00am
    Wednesday Feb 04 10:00am
    Sunday Feb 08 11:00am
    Friday Feb 13 12:00pm
    Sunday Feb 15 11:00am
    Wednesday Feb 18 11:00am, 12:00pm
    Friday Feb 20 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

  • LaserMania Laser Pop

    LaserMania Laser Pop

    A Rockin' Music Odyssey

    Sunday Feb 01 1:15pm
    Sunday Feb 08 1:15pm
    Sunday Feb 15 1:15pm
    Sunday Feb 22 1:15pm
    Sunday Mar 01 1:15pm
    Sunday Mar 08 1:15pm
    Sunday Mar 15 1:15pm
    Sunday Mar 22 1:15pm

    NEW SHOW!
    The hottest pop artists and the latest laser art come together in a sensational, eye-POPping laser show that will have you singing out loud and dancing in your seat! Laser Pop features sizzling stars, like Pink, N’Sync, Smash Mouth and more!  Grab your friends for a fun night of pop music on the hill.

    Running time: 35 mins

  • LaserMania Laser Magic

    LaserMania Laser Magic

    A Rockin' Music Odyssey

    Saturday Jan 31 8:00pm
    Sunday Mar 01 4:15pm
    Sunday Mar 08 4:15pm
    Sunday Mar 15 4:15pm
    Sunday Mar 22 4:15pm
    Sunday Mar 29 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 LaseRetro

    LaserMania LaseRetro

    Saturday Feb 07 8:00pm
    Saturday Feb 14 8:00pm
    Saturday Feb 28 8:00pm

    Slip on that headband, pull up those colorful legwarmers and enjoy the great anthems of the 1980s. Astonishing laser art is coupled with upbeat rock and pop songs from one of the most exciting periods in mainstream music: the ‘80s!

    Running time: 35 mins

  • Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

    Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

    Ask Jeeves Planetarium

    Saturday Jan 31 12:00pm
    Sunday Feb 01 12:00pm
    Wednesday Feb 04 10:45am, 1:00pm
    Thursday Feb 05 10:00am, 1:00pm
    Friday Feb 06 10:00am, 1:00pm
    Sunday Feb 08 12:00pm
    Tuesday Feb 10 11:00am
    Wednesday Feb 11 10:00am, 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