Planetarium Shows for Groups

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Explore the night sky with cutting-edge astronomical presentations in the awe-inspiring Fels Planetarium. The immersive dome—measuring 60 feet in diameter—provides the ultimate screen for cosmic exploration. Look up and see what the actual night sky would look like without the interference of weather, pollution, or city lights. The immensity and clarity of the view create a sense of wonder and stimulate the imagination. 

Engaging shows and incredible special effects, accompanied by super-fidelity sound, educate young and old alike about astronomy and our place in the universe. Whether you’re learning about the constellations in our night sky tonight or watching mind-bending fractal zooms, a visit to the Fels Planetarium will be an experience that you won’t soon forget!

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Asteroid: Mission Extreme
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Take your students on an epic journey to discover the possibilities that asteroids present for space travel. Explore what it would take for astronauts to reach an asteroid and tame it for our use, as well as how such an extraordinary adventure could benefit humankind. A mission this extreme could ultimately lead us to learn how to protect our planet and how to successfully inhabit other worlds.

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To Space and Back
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To Space & Back takes audiences on an incredible journey from the far reaches of our known universe to our own planet. It is an extraordinary story of human ingenuity and incredible engineering, describing how the technology that transports us through space is paving the way for the devices and apps we use every day. What is happening above is coming back down to Earth!

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The Search for Life in Space
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Journey from the depths of the Pacific Ocean into the far reaches of space on a quest to find something that changes everything…signs of life, somewhere else in the universe. In these harsh environments, astrobiologists look for clues to how life takes hold. As this immersive adventure into the universe reveals the possibility of planets like ours, The Search for Life in Space will make you re-examine such fundamental questions as: “Where did we come from?”, “How did we get here?” and “Are we alone?”

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The Sky Tonight
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Our most popular show! Explore the universe as you see it from your backyard, as our own astronomy expert takes your students on a live tour from sundown to sunrise.

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