Public Evenings & Events
Tickets for all shows: Click Here
- The shows are Free, but due to limited seating tickets will need to be reserved.
- There are 60 tickets available for each show time
- Tickets can only be reserved on Eventbrite. A link will be provided on our Facebook and website (reservations by Phone or Email will not be accepted)
- Ticket holders must pick up tickets and be in line at least 5 minutes before the show starts or tickets will be forfeited
- Due to fire code safety for indoor events, we ask that you do not bring strollers into the planetarium.
How to Reserve Tickets
- Click on the provided link (Facebook) or “Reserve Tickets Here” (Planetarium Website)
- When tickets are available click “Register”
- Select available show time and number of tickets
- Fill out Registration with your Name and Email
- You will receive an email from Eventbrite that you have reserved tickets
Tickets will be available in the Planetarium Lobby the day of the event. Reserved tickets can only be picked up 30 minutes before the reserved ticket’s time
- Telescopes will be located on the Observation Deck which can be found on the roof of the Math/Physics Building. Signs to the Observation Deck are provided near the stair well by the Planetarium
- Telescopes are operated by volunteering Physics Majors and Society of Physics Students Telescope Technicians
- Telescope viewing is dependent on weather. If conditions are not favorable for viewing the sky the Observation Deck will be closed
September: Experience the Aurora (Sold Out)
September 6th @ 6, 7, & 8 pm
September 7th @ 6, 7, & 8 pm
Over seven months in the Arctic Circle, our crews captured timelapse images of the Aurora Borealis with high resolution digital SLR cameras outfitted with fisheye lenses. The results are spectacular. For the first time the aurora has been captured as it was meant to be experienced, as a display that covers the entire sky. This immersive show shares the science behind the aurora and tells the story of our quest to find and photograph the aurora for wraparound display in fulldome theaters.
October: Lamps of Atlantis
October 4th @ 6, 7, & 8 pm
October 5th @ 6, 7, & 8 pm
For ages 4th grade and older
Our search for the lost continent of Atlantis takes us on a journey through the astronomical knowledge and understanding of the ancient Greeks. How did the constellations get their names? What different patterns did ancient cultures see in the sky? Was Atlantis a real place? Did it really sink into the sea? We will uncover clues to help us solve this age-old mystery. Narrated by Terry O’Quinn, John Locke from TV’s LOST. From Evans and Sutherland Digital Theater Productions. Images Credit: Evans and Sutherland
November: Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon
November 1st @ 6, 7, & 8 pm
November 2nd @ 6, 7, & 8 pm
Middle School and Above
Based on Pink Floyd’s 1973 album of humanitarian, political and philosophical empathy, Dark Side of the Moon is one of the most startling and bizarre laser light shows of all time! Considered by many critics to be the album that brought the commercial breakthrough to Pink Floyd, Dark Side of the Moon offers a mixture of psychedelic, rock and jazz sounds. Its sonic backdrops and atmospheric soundscapes combined with a unique assortment of sound effects yield an emotional resonance.
December: Let It Snow
December 1, 2018. 10, 11, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, & 8
“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. The soundtrack is visually enhanced with thematic animation and all-dome scenery.
Last updated: 9/5/2018