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Thursdays in September & 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 September at 2:00 PM

Zula Patrol: Under the Weather

From the far reaches of outer space, from the bright orange planet Zula, comes the Zula Patrol! Based on the #1-rated NBC Saturday Morning TV series “The Zula Patrol.” The stalwart heroes of the Zula Patrol are on an expedition collecting samples of weather for scientist Multo's research -- using their loyal pet Gorga's ability to collect and bottle all kinds of weather. But when the Zula gang inadvertently hurts Gorga's feelings, he decides to leave Zula and find another planet to live on. Interplanetary villain Dark Truder then tricks Gorga into stealing the weather from other planets - part of his latest nefarious scheme to rule the Universe. Join the Zula Patrol on the expedition as they tour our solar system trying to find their loyal pet Gorga. In the process, you will learn about different types of weather on earth and the other planets as well as the similarities and differences between both. Don’t miss the surprise at the end! In addition, you'll tour the night sky as seen from your own backyard.

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Saturdays in September at 3:30 PM

Except September 10

Astronaut

The exploration of space is the greatest endeavor that humankind has ever undertaken. What does it take to be part of this incredible journey? Start by taking a live tour of the current night sky to discover amazing things for yourself. Then, to go further, what does it take to become an astronaut? Experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut, explore the amazing worlds of inner and outer space, and discover the perils that lurk in space as we subject ‘Chad’, our test astronaut, to everything that space has to throw at him.

Presented in stunning high-definition Digital-360 video and explosive surround sound, Astronaut is an experience like nothing on Earth.

Narrated by Ewan McGregor.

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Saturdays in September at 7:00 PM

Except September 24

Edge of Darkness

Edge of Darkness features amazing scenes of places never before seen gathered by recent key space missions that culminated with groundbreaking discoveries. It features a spectacular flight though the great cliffs on comet 67P, a close look at the fascinating bright "lights" on Ceres, and the first ever close ups of dwarf binary planet Pluto/Charon and its moons. Narrated by Hayley Atwell, Agent Carter, from the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the ABC television series.

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Saturdays in October at 2:00 PM

Perseus and Andromeda & Orion

    

Perseus and 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 and 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 at 3:30 PM

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. Due to the intense music and adult themes, the show is not recommended for children under 14.

Pink Floyd The Wall Trailer


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