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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

Laser Pop

Laser Magic

Laser Holiday

December Only!!



  • Astronaut


    Ask Jeeves Planetarium

    Sunday Dec 21 12:00pm
    Monday Dec 22 11:00am
    Tuesday Dec 23 11:00am
    Wednesday Dec 24 11:00am
    Friday Dec 26 11:00am
    Saturday Dec 27 1:00pm
    Sunday Dec 28 2:00pm
    Monday Dec 29 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!

    Friday Dec 26 12:00pm, 3:30pm
    Saturday Dec 27 11:00am
    Monday Dec 29 1:00pm
    Tuesday Dec 30 1:00pm
    Wednesday Dec 31 1:00pm
    Thursday Jan 01 1:00pm
    Friday Jan 02 1:00pm
    Thursday Jan 08 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

    Monday Dec 22 1:00pm
    Tuesday Dec 23 1:00pm
    Wednesday Dec 24 1:00pm
    Friday Dec 26 5:30pm
    Friday Jan 02 2:30pm
    Wednesday Jan 07 2:30pm
    Thursday Jan 08 2:30pm
    Friday Jan 09 2:30pm

    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 Laser Holidays

    LaserMania Laser Holidays

    A Rockin' Music Odyssey

    Sunday Dec 21 4:15pm
    Saturday Dec 27 8:00pm
    Sunday Dec 28 4:15pm

    Enjoy the holidays with a dash of laser! Laser Holidays is a mix of those favorite holiday hits from all genres- syncopated beats with lasers dancing 360 degrees around our full dome planetarium. These bright lights and infectious beats give new meaning to the old holiday light shows on the lawn!

    Running time: 45 mins

  • LaserMania Laser Magic

    LaserMania Laser Magic

    A Rockin' Music Odyssey

    Saturday Jan 03 8:00pm
    Sunday Jan 04 4:15pm
    Saturday Jan 10 8:00pm
    Sunday Jan 11 4:15pm
    Sunday Jan 18 4:15pm
    Saturday Jan 31 8:00pm

    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 Laser Pop

    LaserMania Laser Pop

    A Rockin' Music Odyssey

    Sunday Dec 21 1:15pm
    Friday Dec 26 8:00pm
    Sunday Dec 28 1:15pm
    Friday Jan 02 8:00pm
    Sunday Jan 04 1:15pm
    Friday Jan 09 8:00pm
    Sunday Jan 11 1:15pm
    Friday Jan 16 8:00pm

    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 Pink Floyd

    LaserMania Pink Floyd

    A Rockin' Music Odessey

    Friday Dec 26 9:15pm
    Saturday Dec 27 9:15pm
    Friday Jan 02 9:15pm
    Saturday Jan 03 9:15pm
    Friday Jan 09 9:15pm
    Saturday Jan 10 9:15pm
    Friday Jan 16 9:15pm
    Friday Jan 23 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 Dec 27 4:15pm
    Saturday Jan 03 4:15pm
    Saturday Jan 31 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

  • Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

    Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

    Ask Jeeves Planetarium

    Sunday Dec 21 2:00pm
    Monday Dec 22 12:00pm
    Tuesday Dec 23 12:00pm
    Wednesday Dec 24 12:00pm
    Friday Dec 26 1:00pm, 4:30pm
    Saturday Dec 27 12:00pm
    Sunday Dec 28 12:00pm
    Monday Dec 29 11:00am, 3:30pm

    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

    Monday Dec 22 4:00pm
    Tuesday Dec 23 4:00pm
    Saturday Dec 27 3:30pm
    Monday Dec 29 4:00pm
    Tuesday Dec 30 4:00pm
    Thursday Jan 01 4:00pm
    Friday Jan 02 4:00pm
    Saturday Jan 03 2:30pm

    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

  • When Things Collide

    When Things Collide

    Live Planetarium Show

    Sunday Dec 21 3:00pm
    Monday Dec 22 2:30pm
    Tuesday Dec 23 2:30pm
    Friday Dec 26 6:45pm, 2:30pm
    Friday Dec 26 6:45pm, 2:30pm
    Saturday Dec 27 2:30pm
    Sunday Dec 28 3:00pm
    Wednesday Dec 31 2:30pm

    Movies, mythology, and popular culture paint many pictures of the ways that our world might end. How does science shed light on world-ending planetary disruptions past and future? We'll fly to celestial sites of devastation and disaster, exploring how these events shape our Universe, and could even threaten life on Earth.

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