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Shows for Schools

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

  • Fast and Curious

    Fast and Curious

    Humans in Space

    Our imaginations may draw us up into space, but rockets are what get us there. In human space travel, how fast is "fast," and what does it take to get us from Point A to Point B? Take a flight through time and space and see how the rubber meets the road in our past and present exploration of the Solar System, and envision journeys to newly discovered worlds that circle nearby stars.

  • Cosmos 360 Series - Magical, Mythical... Muddy... Mars

    Cosmos 360 Series - Magical, Mythical... Muddy... Mars

    This First Friday

    Mars has sparked the human imagination for millennia, conjuring visions of supernatural deities, extraterrestrial civilizations, and otherworldly landscapes. The detection of water has reenergized our imaginations with hope of finding unearthly life. Come join the greatest exploration in history to the red planet!

  • Back To The Moon For Good

    Back To The Moon For Good

    Google Lunar XPRIZE!

    Wednesday Oct 26 2:30pm
    Thursday Oct 27 2:30pm
    Friday Oct 28 2:00pm
    Thursday Nov 10 11:00am
    Friday Dec 09 2:00pm

    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

    Sunday Oct 23 2:00pm
    Wednesday Oct 26 1:00pm
    Thursday Oct 27 1:00pm
    Friday Oct 28 1:00pm
    Saturday Oct 29 2:00pm
    Sunday Oct 30 2:00pm
    Wednesday Nov 02 1:00pm
    Thursday Nov 03 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


    Ask Jeeves Planetarium

    Sunday Oct 23 1:00pm
    Wednesday Oct 26 11:00am
    Thursday Oct 27 11:00am
    Friday Oct 28 11:00am
    Saturday Oct 29 1:00pm
    Sunday Oct 30 1:00pm
    Wednesday Nov 02 11:00am
    Thursday Nov 03 11:00am

    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

    Sunday Oct 23 11:00am
    Wednesday Oct 26 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm
    Thursday Oct 27 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm
    Friday Oct 28 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm
    Saturday Oct 29 11:00am
    Sunday Oct 30 11:00am
    Wednesday Nov 02 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm
    Thursday Nov 03 10:00am, 11:00am, 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