Public Evenings & Events

Please join us for educational and exciting events at the planetarium! All events are free. Telescopic viewing following/during evening events, weather permitting. The planetarium can seat up to 63 visitors with 2 ADA wheelchair spaces. No strollers please due to fire code safety for indoor events, thank you.

General admission tickets for each presentation time will be given out  during the week of the event in the physics office, room 2005 in the  Math/Physics Building. They will also be available in the planetarium lobby starting at 5  pm and throughout the evening of the presentations. Ticket holders must be in line 10  minutes before the start time of the presentation, otherwise seats will be given to visitors  waiting. Please arrive early for your desired presentation time, seating together is not  guaranteed.
If weather permits, there will be telescopic viewing on the rooftop observing deck with  members of the Statesboro Astronomy Club and Department of Physics.

All planetarium events are free and sponsored by the Department of Physics within the College of Science and Mathematics at Georgia Southern University.

We will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Statesboro Food Bank.  Thank you for your donation for those in need.

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Department of Physics Telephone (M-F: 8 am – 5 pm) – 912-478-5292
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August 19th & 20th, 2015     5 & 5:30 pm


White Room


These showings will be first come first serve with no reservations. Rated-PG. From Roddenberry Entertainment, the creators of Star Trek, comes a groundbreaking, 360° full dome, live-action experience. Six strangers wake up in a white room with no exits only to find that they are unwilling participants in an extraordinary experiment that could change the face of humanity forever.







Friday, September 18, 2015       6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 8:30, 9:00, and 9:30 p.m.


  Digistar 5 Fulldome Presentation

The award-winning Dynamic Earth explores the inner workings of Earth’s great life support  system: the global climate. With visualizations based on satellite monitoring data and  advanced supercomputer simulations, this cutting-edge production follows a trail of energy  that flows from the Sun into the interlocking systems that shape our climate: the  atmosphere, oceans, and the biosphere. Audiences will ride along on swirling ocean and  wind currents, dive into the heart of a monster hurricane, come face-to-face with sharks and  gigantic whales, and fly into roiling volcanoes.

Narrated by Liam Neeson

Running Time: 24 minutes


Saturday , September 26, 2015 10, 10:30, 11, 11:30, 1, 1:30, 2, 2:30, 3, 3:30 p.m.

Digistar 5 Full-Dome Planetarium Presentation

All Ages, recommended for 6th-12th school groups

Galileo’s telescopic observations began a revolution, transforming our views of the cosmos and our place within. It is a revolution which,over four hundred years later, continues. Today you can attend star parties where amateur astronomers set up their telescopes for public viewing. Views through such telescopes would have amazed Galileo. Two Small Pieces of Glass puts you in the middle of a modern star party. Discover the wonders that even a small amateur telescope can reveal and learn about the scientists that made such views possible. Produced by Carnegie Science Center, ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center, and Interstellar Studios.

Running Time: 23 minutes





Sunday, September 27, 2015      10 p.m.-11 p.m. 

View the Lunar Eclipse Sunday September 27th
Georgia Southern Planetarium
If the sky is clear we will have telescopes on the roof.
If it is cloudy we will watch a video feed in the planetarium.









Friday, October 9, 2015       6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 8:30, 9:00, and 9:30 p.m.

MPM_GhostParticle_poster_082013 All Ages

Deep in the ice at the heart of Antarctica, the biggest and strangest detector in the world  waits for mysterious messengers from the cosmos. The detector is IceCube! The messengers  are neutrinos–ghostly particles that give us tantalizing looks into world of exploding stars  and black holes.

This show tells the incredible story of how an international team of scientists and engineers  transformed one billion tons of Antarctic ice into a telescope. Building IceCube was a titanic  endeavor driven by our human passion for discovery.

Audiences will witness stunning views of the South Pole, captivating animations of the  IceCube detectors capturing a neutrino collision–and eye-catching views of the cosmos.  CHASING THE GHOST PARTICLE: FROM THE SOUTH POLE TO THE EDGE OF THE UNIVERSE will take you on a journey you will never forget.

A co-production of the Daniel M. Soref Planetarium at the Milwaukee Public Museum and the Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center (WIPAC) of the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Running Time: 30 minutes


Friday, November 6, 2015       6:00, 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, and 10:00 pm

DarkSideOfMoonRockShowPoster Middle School age and up

Pink Floyd’s legendary album returns. Fantastic sound and incredible images create an  unforgettable experience. It’s not just a laser show, it’s a totally new digital revolution in  sight and sound—surrounding you, immersing you, losing you in the Dark Side of the  Moon 

Running Time: 40 minutes







Saturday, December 5, 2015      10, 11 a.m. and 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, and 8:30 p.m.


All Ages

“Let it Snow” features a new variety of festive classics from Frank Sinatra and Chuck  Berry to Burl Ives and Brenda Lee, and includes a stunning multi-media finale by the  Trans Siberian Orchestra.

Running Time : 30 minutes



Last updated: 10/15/2015

GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY PLANETARIUM • P.O. Box 8031 • Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-5292