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Shows for Schools

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

  • The Home Galaxy

    The Home Galaxy

    Live Planetarium Show

    Thursday Aug 21 1:30pm
    Friday Aug 22 2:00pm, 6:45pm
    Friday Aug 22 2:00pm, 6:45pm
    Saturday Aug 23 6:45pm
    Tuesday Aug 26 1:30pm
    Wednesday Aug 27 1:30pm
    Thursday Aug 28 1:30pm
    Friday Aug 29 6:45pm

    It's been called a river in the sky, a Tree of Life, a celestial spine, and even a spray of mother's milk, but since Galileo made the telescopic discovery that it is made of countless hosts of stars and mysterious, dark, brooding clouds, we have come to know the Milky Way as our galactic home among the cosmos. Take a road trip with us down Via Lactea, the Milky Way, from its sprawling spiral arms to the ultimate heart of darkness, the supermassive black hole that resides at its center.

    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!

    Friday Aug 22 12:00pm, 3:30pm
    Saturday Aug 23 2:30pm
    Saturday Aug 30 1:30pm
    Sunday Aug 31 12:00pm
    Friday Sep 05 10:00am
    Thursday Sep 11 12:00pm
    Friday Sep 12 10:00am, 1:00pm
    Thursday Sep 25 11:00am, 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

  • Tales of the Maya Skies

    Tales of the Maya Skies

    Ask Jeeves Planetarium

    Thursday Aug 21 12:00pm, 4:00pm
    Friday Aug 22 1:00pm, 4:30pm
    Saturday Aug 23 1:30pm
    Sunday Aug 24 11:00am, 2:00pm
    Sunday Aug 31 11:00am
    Thursday Sep 18 10:00am, 1:00pm
    Friday Sep 19 10:00am, 1:00pm
    Wednesday Sep 24 10:00am, 1:00pm

    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 Aug 23 12:00pm
    Thursday Oct 23 10:00am, 1:00pm
    Friday Oct 24 10:00am, 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

  • Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

    Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

    Ask Jeeves Planetarium

    Thursday Aug 21 11:00am, 3:00pm
    Friday Aug 22 11:00am
    Saturday Aug 23 11:00am
    Sunday Aug 24 12:00pm, 3:00pm
    Saturday Sep 06 12:00pm
    Sunday Sep 07 12:00pm
    Saturday Sep 13 12:00pm
    Thursday Sep 18 11:00am

    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