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Shows for Schools

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

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

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

    Previously Recorded Planetarium Show

    Friday Apr 29 6:00pm
    Sunday May 01 3:00pm
    Wednesday May 04 4:00pm
    Thursday May 05 3:30pm
    Friday May 06 7:00pm
    Sunday May 08 3:00pm
    Wednesday May 11 4:00pm
    Thursday May 12 3:30pm

    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!

    Saturday Apr 30 12:00pm
    Sunday May 01 12:00pm
    Saturday May 07 12:00pm
    Sunday May 08 12:00pm
    Thursday May 12 1:00pm
    Saturday May 14 12:00pm
    Sunday May 15 12:00pm
    Wednesday May 18 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

  • Astronaut


    Ask Jeeves Planetarium

    Friday Apr 29 11:00am, 1:00pm, 4:30pm
    Saturday Apr 30 1:00pm, 8:00pm
    Sunday May 01 1:00pm
    Wednesday May 04 2:30pm
    Thursday May 05 1:00pm, 2:30pm
    Friday May 06 10:00am, 1:00pm, 2:00pm
    Saturday May 07 1:00pm, 8:00pm
    Sunday May 08 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

  • Tales of the Maya Skies

    Tales of the Maya Skies

    Ask Jeeves Planetarium

    Friday Apr 29 8:00pm
    Saturday Apr 30 2:00pm
    Sunday May 01 2:00pm
    Tuesday May 03 11:00am, 1:00pm
    Wednesday May 04 11:00am, 1:00pm
    Friday May 06 8:00pm
    Saturday May 07 2:00pm
    Sunday May 08 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

  • Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

    Secret of the Cardboard Rocket

    Ask Jeeves Planetarium

    Friday Apr 29 12:00pm
    Sunday May 01 11:00am
    Wednesday May 04 10:00am, 12:00pm
    Saturday May 07 10:00am, 11:00am, 3:00pm
    Sunday May 08 11:00am
    Saturday May 14 11:00am, 3:00pm
    Sunday May 15 10:00am, 11:00am
    Tuesday May 17 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