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.
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Georgia Southern University is now a tobacco-free campus, in compliance with the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia’s policy 9.1.7. This includes all visitors to our campus and public events, thank you.
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
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.
Parking is available in the open-gated faculty/staff parking lot to the left at the end of Herty Drive (from Fair Road/GA Hwy 67)
The planetarium is in the Math/Physics Building, across on the other side of the parking gates between the Eidson House (Honors) and the older Biology Bldg.
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 – email@example.com
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 7, 2015 6:00, 7:00, 8:00, and 9:00 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