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.
For more information:
Website – http://cosm.georgiasouthern.edu/planetarium
Department of Physics Telephone (M-F: 8 am – 5 pm) – 912-478-5292
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
August 19th & 20th, 2015 5 & 5:30 pm
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
Friday, October 9, 2015 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 8:30, 9:00, and 9:30 p.m.
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
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.
“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