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Thursdays in October at 7:00 PM

The Dark Matter Mystery

What keeps Galaxies together? What are the building blocks of the Universe? What makes the Universe look the way it looks today? Researchers all around the world try to answer these questions. We know today that approximately a quarter of the Universe is filled with a mysterious glue: Dark Matter. We know that it is out there. But we have no idea what it is made out of.

This planetarium show takes you on the biggest quest of contemporary astrophysics. You will see why we know that Dark Matter exists, and how this search is one of the most challenging and exciting searches science has to offer. Join the scientists on their hunt for Dark Matter with experiments in space and deep underground. Will they be able to solve the Dark Matter Mystery?

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Saturdays in October at 2:00 PM

Perseus & Andromeda and Orion


Perseus & Andromeda - The classic Greek story of the King and Queen, their Princess, the Monsters, AND the Hero who saves the day.
A wonderful story filled with humorous and exciting characters, it will engage your desire to learn about astronomy.

Perseus & Andromeda Trailer

Orion - Legends takes an imaginative look at the great stories and legends about Orion, the great hunter and constellation of the winter sky. It’s ideal for family audiences and younger viewers. Greek mythology will never seem the same once you’ve seen this fun-filled production.

Orion Trailer

Saturdays in October and November at 3:30 PM

Ending November 19

The Wayfinders

“Wayfinders” explores the history and archaeology of Pacific migrations, the endeavors of the Polynesia Voyaging Society and the Worldwide Voyage of the sailing canoe Hōkūle‘a. The film features live-action footage of the Hōkūle‘a taken from both underwater and on deck and reveals the ancient methods of navigating across the Pacific. Actual fulldome footage from aboard the Hōkūle‘a will help viewers feel like they are on the canoe and get a sense for the grandness of the vessel. Audiences can see the stars rise and set according to the navigator’s star compass. Animation is also used to demonstrate the effects wind and waves have on the sailing canoe at sea. Hōkūle‘a’s worldwide voyage embarked from Hawaii in 2014 and is currently making its way up the east coast of the U.S. At the end of the “Wayfinders” program, the presenter is able to update the audience on the status of the worldwide voyage through video, pictures, or news clips.

Saturdays in October at 7:00 PM

Pink Floyd The Wall

One of the most popular “light shows” is now re-visualized with fulldome Digital360 sound and animation. Based on the visual suggestions of the story in the 1982 movie “Pink Floyd The Wall,” the show artistically emulates the mental construction and eventual demolition of a metaphorical wall, created in the mind of a rock star named “Pink.” The bizarre and sometimes dark psychological concepts make for plenty of opportunity for abstract and representative imagery on the dome, perfect for the Halloween season! Due to the intense music and adult themes, the show is not recommended for children under 14.

Thursdays in November at 7:00 PM

Except November 24


Every star has a story. Some are as old as time, faint and almost forgotten. Others burn bright and end their lives in powerful explosions. New stars are created every day, born of vast clouds of gas and dust. Through every phase of their existence, stars release the energy that powers the Universe. Journey to the farthest reaches of our galaxy and experience both the awesome beauty and destructive power of Stars.

This dramatic program features the voice talent of Mark Hamill.

The Nashville Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Albert-George Schram, resident conductor, performed part of the Stars soundtrack.

Produced by Sudekum Planetarium and NSC Creative.

Stars Trailer

Saturdays in November at 2:00 PM

Ending November 19

Life Under the Arctic Sky

Two hundred miles north of the Arctic Circle, near the jagged tips of Norway's crown, the sun does not set for weeks on end during the summer months, and the midnight sun bounces off fields of midsummer snow. This Dome360 film features the Sami People of northern Scandinavia as they follow the reindeer migrations, much like their ancestors. The show includes the Northern Lights, dog sledding trips, and legends of the arctic fox. A total of 10 filming expeditions and 105 days were made to the Arctic to capture the Northern Lights, the Sami and their reindeer, and the beautiful Arctic scenery. The Delta College Planetarium is proud to host the U.S. premiere of this exceptional film.

Life Under the Arctic Sky Trailer

Saturdays in November at 7:00 PM

Ending November 19

Mysteries of the Great Lakes

All across the Great Lakes basin, there is a renewed interest in the health of the Lakes, and an increased awareness of the importance of this fresh water resource to the social and economic vitality of North America. Dubbed 'inland seas' by early European explorers, the Great Lakes have some of the most spectacular wilderness scenery on earth, and a fifth of all the planet's fresh water. Today, 25% of all Canadians, and 10% of Americans live on the Great Lakes. In addition, one in every three Canadians and one in every seven Americans rely on the Great Lakes for their fresh water. It takes a drop of water nearly 400 years to travel from the headwaters of Lake Superior to the edge of Lake Ontario. Along the way, the water passes by towering cliffs dotted with early Native American pictographs, caribou and moose grazing on the shores, over giant prehistoric sturgeon lurking among thousands of shipwrecks and past nearly 40 million people who live along the more than 10,000 miles of coastline. It is a dramatic journey through some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. Now, you can witness the Mysteries of the Great Lakes on the only screen large enough to reveal them!

Soundtrack & Narration - The awe-inspiring visuals in this film are complemented by a soundtrack, which includes the talents of iconic Canadian singer/songwriter Gordon Lightfoot. Mysteries of the Great Lakes is narrated by Canadian actor, Gordon Pinsent.

Mysteries of the Great Lakes Trailer

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