IBEX:
Search for the Edge of the Solar System

4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday

Join scientists who are investigating the boundary between our Solar System and the rest of our galaxy. Designed for visitors with an appreciation for the challenges of space science and a desire to learn more about science research, IBEX follows the creation of NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX). Audiences will experience an in-depth look at the mission and how IBEX is collecting high-speed atoms to create a map of our Solar System’s boundary.

$4-$6 plus museum admission. Buy tickets online.


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Supervolanoes

5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday

Travel back in time and experience the massive volcanic eruptions that shaped the Earth and solar system. Journey to Yellowstone National Park, Neptune’s moon, Triton, and Jupiter’s moon, Io, to witness historic eruptions. Could a supervolcano erupt in our era? Scientists weigh in. $4-$6 plus museum admission. Buy tickets online.


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The Cowboy
Astronomer

10:30 a.m. Saturday

Draw close to the campfire and gaze into the starry night sky out on the range. Listen to a Cowboy Astronomer recount ancient folktales describing how constellations came to be. Learn the science of a star’s lifecycle, from formation to supernova. Discover how to locate stars and constellations.

$4-$6 plus museum admission. Buy tickets online.


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Cosmic
Colors

11:30 a.m. Saturday

Discover why the sky is blue, why Mars is red, and more in this amazing adventure along the cosmic color spectrum. Tour the interior of a plant leaf, voyage through a human eye and see a roaring fire from the inside. Learn about recent scientific breakthroughs in determining the actual colors of dinosaurs.

$4-$6 plus museum admission. Buy tickets online.


Astronomy Photographer
of the Year 2015

12:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Every year the Royal Observatory Greenwich runs an international competition called the Astronomy Photographer of the Year (APY). Sit back and enjoy as images from the 2015 competition fill the planetarium dome.

$2-$3 plus museum admission. Buy tickets online.


Living in the Age
of Airplanes

1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Watch a story about how the airplane has changed the world. Filmed in 18 countries across all seven continents, “Living in the Age of Airplanes” renews our appreciation for one of the most extraordinary and awe-inspiring aspects of the modern world. The film is produced and directed by Brian J. Terwilliger (One Six Right), narrated by Harrison Ford, and features an original score by Academy Award-winning composer James Horner.

$4-$6 plus museum admission. Buy tickets online.


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Aurora
Storm

2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Narrated by two Athabascan Native Alaskans, Aurora Storm teaches about the causes of the aurora and how humans who live in the arctic are inspired by what they see. This show melds science and technology with literature and a multicultural look at the aurora.

$2-$3 plus museum admission. Buy tickets online.


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River
of Bears

3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Observe Alaska's iconic brown bears as they nurture cubs, fish for salmon, and play in their natural environment. This immersive, full-dome planetarium show plants you in the middle of the McNeil River State Game Sanctuary, where more than 100 brown bears congregate each summer to bulk up for the harsh winter. Learn how the bears' remarkable intelligence and instincts help them survive in the Alaska wilderness. (25 minutes)


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Pink Floyd
Wish You Were Here

7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8

Lose yourself in Pink Floyd’s rock ‘n’ roll masterpiece “Wish You Were Here.” This full-dome music and light show interprets this classic album through mesmerizing HD graphics. This is not a laser show, but the next generation of computer generated imagery. Audience advisory: Adult subject matter. $10 plus museum admission. Buy tickets online.


Pink Floyd
Dark Side of the Moon

7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22

Lose yourself in Pink Floyd’s rock ‘n’ roll masterpiece “Dark Side of the Moon.” This full-dome music and light show interprets this classic album through mesmerizing HD graphics. This is not a laser show, but the next generation of computer generated imagery. Audience advisory: Adult subject matter. $10 plus museum admission. Buy tickets online.


Astronomy
Alive

6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5

Curious about what’s in the night sky? Take a guided tour through space and time in this live planetarium show, customized to highlight current astronomical occurrences. Galaxies, nebulae, binary stars … all features of the universe are explored. Except black holes. No one can see black holes.

$4-$6 plus museum admission. Buy tickets online.


Pink Floyd
The Wall

7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12

Lose yourself in Pink Floyd’s rock ‘n’ roll masterpiece “The Wall.” This full-dome music and light show interprets this classic album through mesmerizing HD graphics. This is not a laser show, but the next generation of computer generated imagery. Audience advisory: Adult subject matter. $10. Buy tickets online.


Led Zeppelin:
Cosmic Light Show

7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26

Be transported by mood-altering art and 3-D graphics choreographed to some of Led Zeppelin’s biggest hits, including “Whole Lotta Love,” “Immigrant Song” and “Ramble On.” This immersive rock ‘n’ roll experience plays out on the museum's full-dome planetarium screen and features a state-of-the-art sound system. Audience advisory: Adult subject matter. $10 plus museum admission. Buy tickets online.


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