Astronomy Photographer of the Year
2016

10:30 a.m. Daily

View images from the annual Royal Observatory Greenwich Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year international competition. Let these 2016 competition images spark imagination and interest in astronomy and photography. $6 plus museum admission.

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Global Soundscapes

11:30 a.m. Daily

Global Soundscapes takes you on an ear-opening journey into the science of sound and the exciting new field of soundscape ecology. Experience basic acoustics through fun interactive activities and incredible slow-motion footage of pulsating musical instruments, vibrating vocal cords, and slobbering raspberries. Learn how animal sounds occupy unique sonic niches in lush, orchestral soundscapes. Discover how soundscape ecology can be used to assess the biodiversity and health of global ecosystems. $6 plus museum admission.

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Above Alaska

12:30 p.m. Daily

The aurora borealis are a notable feature in the land of the midnight sun. Above Alaska takes you to the remote forests and mountains of Alaska to experience a night under the northern lights. Shot in vivid, high-resolution full-dome format, the presentation features some of the best aurora displays from the last two years, as filmed from different locations throughout the state. You'll see and experience the aurora the same way Alaskans do, but without the frostbite. $6 plus museum admission.

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Totality

1:30 p.m. Daily

From lunar to total solar, this show is all about eclipses. Look back at how eclipses helped prove the theory of general relativity, and look forward to upcoming eclipses and where to see them. Witness what happens when you are caught in the shadow of the moon, and the sun plunges into a total solar eclipse. $6 plus museum admission.

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Above Alaska

2:30 p.m. Daily

The aurora borealis are a notable feature in the land of the midnight sun. Above Alaska takes you to the remote forests and mountains of Alaska to experience a night under the northern lights. Shot in vivid, high-resolution full-dome format, the presentation features some of the best aurora displays from the last two years, as filmed from different locations throughout the state. You'll see and experience the aurora the same way Alaskans do, but without the frostbite. $6 plus museum admission.

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River of Bears

3:30 p.m. Daily

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. $6 plus museum admission.

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Living in the Age
of Airplanes

4:30 p.m. Daily

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. $6 plus museum admission.

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Live in the Planetarium: Nat Baldwin

7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday, August 4

Immerse yourself in words and sounds of Nat Baldwin. Nat will read from his new book of fiction, The Red Barn, and perform with double bass. Nat’s acclaimed music combines musical arrangement with potent lyrics. Audience advisory: Adult subject matter. $10.

Nat Baldwin is a writer and musician living in Portland, Maine. He has released several solo albums and plays bass in Dirty Projectors. The Red Barn is his first book.

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Pink Floyd
Dark Side of the Moon

7:30 p.m. Friday, August 11

Immerse yourself in Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon. This new full-dome music and light show expands on the classic album through captivating HD graphics. Not a typical laser show, but the next generation of computer generated imagery. Audience advisory: Adult subject matter. Please enter through the south entrance (7th Ave. between A St. and C St.). $10 per person/$8 members.

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Led Zeppelin:
Cosmic Light Show

7:30 p.m. Friday, June 16 and August 25

Be transported by mood-altering art and 3-D graphics choreographed to Led Zeppelin’s biggest hits, including Whole Lotta Love, Immigrant Song and Ramble On. This immersive experience plays out on the museum's full-dome planetarium screen in concert with a state-of-the-art sound system. Audience advisory: Adult subject matter. Please enter through the south entrance (7th Ave. between A St. and C St.). $10 per person/$8 members.

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Pink Floyd
The Wall

7:30 p.m. Friday, August 18

Lose yourself in Pink Floyd’s 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. $5 plus museum admission. Museum admission is half-price as part of Polar Nights, the museum’s Friday after-hours series.

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