These are special request shows. If you have a group that would like to book a private showing of one of these shows, contact the planetarium through the link above. Some of these shows may be part of a general public show that you can attend. Follow on Facebook for all announcements and schedules.
Mystery of the Christmas Star
30 Minutes; Christian groups; Confirmation groups
In our endeavor to investigate what this star might have been, we present all the historical and scientific facts we have today in order to unravel this 2,000-year old enigma in a special audiovisual show that fills the audience with a sense of wonder and an air of innocence.
Journey back over 2000 years to Bethlehem as we seek to discover a scientific explanation for the star the wise men followed to find the baby Jesus. This modern retelling of the Christmas story is sure to charm and captivate audiences of all ages. Winner of five Telly Awards.
Season of Light
35 minutes; Christian groups; Confirmation groups
Season of Light explores the reasons humans are so fascinated with lighting up our lives during the December holiday season. It's an exploration of the astronomical meanings behind seasonal traditions, including the "Star over Bethlehem".
Naturally, there is some astronomy in Season of Light. Audiences learn a selection of Northern hemisphere winter constellations, and find out why we even have seasons, as we demonstrate the Sun's path across the sky throughout the year, and the Earth's tilt and orbit around the Sun. And of course, the program explores the possible astronomical explanations for a "Star over Bethlehem" in the last quarter of the show: comets, meteors, novae and supernovae, and planetary conjunctions.
23 minutes; all ages
Spooky Space is a great Halloween show for almost all ages, ages 6 or 7 and up.
The show finds space counterparts to Halloween characters. For example:
Ghosts = Nebulae
Vampires = Black Holes
Invisible Man = Invisible Universe