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EXPLORE

Jan 2, 2024 thru Feb 29, 2024 - Various Times
Golden Pond Planetarium // 238 Visitor Center Dr - LBL
(270) 924-2233

Have you ever wondered how our modern spacecraft can navigate quickly and accurately to Earth orbit and beyond? Find out in EXPLORE, the lavish 2017 full dome production from Creative Planet. It's the story of humanity's fascination with the stars - from ancient stargazers and astrologers to the breakthrough discoveries of Nicolaus Copernicus and Johannes Kepler. Today's explorers depend on Kepler's genius for their work in space. Admission fees apply. For a complete planetarium schedule, download this PDF.


Tonight's Sky Live: Camping Under The Stars

Jan 2, 2024 thru Feb 29, 2024 - Various Times
Golden Pond Planetarium // 238 Visitor Center Dr - LBL
(270) 924-2233

Join us for a live presentation on what you will see in your night sky. Highlighting star patterns and planets currently visible in the early evening. We will also take a look at deep-sky objects that would require a telescope to see. Recommended for 6 years and up. Admission fees apply. For a complete planetarium schedule, download this PDF.


Two Small Pieces of Glass

Jan 2, 2024 thru Feb 29, 2024 - Various Times
Golden Pond Planetarium // 238 Visitor Center Dr - LBL
(270) 924-2233

We have come a long way in our understanding of the cosmos since 1611 when the telescope was invented. Follow two students as they attend their first star party and in the process all about the history and the development of the telescope, as well as all the things humanity has gleaned since Galileo first turned his spyglass to the heavens. Admission fees apply. For a complete planetarium schedule, download this PDF.


From Earth to the Universe

Jan 2, 2024 thru Feb 29, 2024 - Various Times
Golden Pond Planetarium // 238 Visitor Center Dr - LBL
(270) 924-2233

This is staff favorite. Very broad in scope, the show begins with some brief history of how we have progressed in our understanding of the universe. In the past one hundred years we have grown exponentially and with the aid of the tech industry we are now able to observe aspects of the universe for the first time. Next, we enjoy a nice trip through the solar system - and beyond. We have lots of enthusiasm for the deep space concepts and many of our visitors and patrons agree. Deep space is infinitely interesting. With stunning visuals and a top-notch narration, it is easy to see why this show quickly became a favorite. Admission fees apply. For a complete planetarium schedule, download this PDF.


Firefall

Jan 2, 2024 thru Feb 29, 2024 - Various Times
Golden Pond Planetarium // 238 Visitor Center Dr - LBL
(270) 924-2233

Some of this debris collides with the Earth daily and is harmless. Some of the other objects may also collide with us, but we surely hope not. But we know it has happened before as you will learn in the show. Dedicated nightly searches are carried out around the globe using the most sophisticated instruments and computer software to detect Near Earth Objects (NEOs). A collision with a large comet or asteroid has the potential to destroy an entire civilization and change the course of history. Just ask the dinosaurs. Admission fees apply. For showtimes, download the full Planetarium schedule here.


Earth, Moon & Sun

Jan 2, 2024 thru Feb 29, 2024 - Various Times
Golden Pond Planetarium // 238 Visitor Center Dr - LBL
(270) 924-2233

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center created Earth, Moon & Sun to help children explore the relationship between our home planet and its most familiar neighbors. Children are helped in their exploration by Coyote, a character adapted from Native American oral traditions. Native American stories woven throughout the show illustrate how we have long sought to understand our planet and the skies above us. In this show, Coyote proves to be an amusing guide because he has so many misconceptions about space. Coyote's confusion brings scientific facts to light and helps students think about how Earth, Moon, and Sun work together as a system. Students learn why the Sun rises and sets and the basics of fusion and solar energy. They examine the Moon's orbit, craters, phases, and eclipses. The show also describes past and future space travel to our Moon and beyond. Admission fees apply. For showtimes, download the full Planetarium schedule here.


Traveling With Light

Jan 2, 2024 thru Feb 29, 2024 - Various Times
Golden Pond Planetarium // 238 Visitor Center Dr - LBL
(270) 924-2233

Traveling with Light presents different scenarios that reveal the complexity of light and its direct influence on our planet. The Sun is the closest star to Earth and generates the energy that provides the light and heat necessary for life. Nevertheless, the Sun is not the only source of natural light. Fire has accompanied the Earth since its inception and has played a very important role in the evolution of the human being, so much so that its discovery by primitive societies changed their way of life. Admission fees apply. For showtimes, download the full Planetarium schedule here.


Discover the Stars

Jan 2, 2024 thru Feb 29, 2024 - Various Times
Golden Pond Planetarium // 238 Visitor Center Dr - LBL
(270) 924-2233

On a clear, dark night, most of us, at one time or another, have gazed upon the stars and wondered about all those tiny points of light. Many of us are able to identify different patterns and constellations in the stars. But, what are those tiny points of light? This exciting program takes viewers beyond a simple observation of the night sky and delves into the fascinating lives of stars Admission fees apply. For showtimes, download the full Planetarium schedule here.


The Little Star That Could

Jan 2, 2024 thru Feb 29, 2024 - Various Times
Golden Pond Planetarium // 238 Visitor Center Dr - LBL
(270) 924-2233

Children love a good underdog story. This full-dome presentation is about the newest baby star in the sky - Little Star. He quickly discovers he is just an average star, but he yearns to become special and have planets of his own. Along the way in his quest, he meets other stars and learns what makes each star special. He also discovers much about planets and what it takes to lead a solar system. Admission fees apply. For a complete planetarium schedule, download this PDF.


Laser Legends of the Night Sky

Jan 2, 2024 thru Feb 29, 2024 - Various Times
Golden Pond Planetarium // 238 Visitor Center Dr - LBL
(270) 924-2233

Children and adults will enjoy this animated laser show where Aesop the owl will lead you on a light-hearted look at the Greek mythology associated with some of the constellations. This includes the stories behind the mighty warrior Perseus; the beautiful princess Andromeda; Cetus, the terrible sea monster, Scorpio the scorpion; and Orion the hunter. A non-laser full-dome version of this show is also available. Admission fees apply. For a complete planetarium schedule, download this PDF.


Habitat Earth

Jan 2, 2024 thru Feb 29, 2024 - Various Times
Golden Pond Planetarium // 238 Visitor Center Dr - LBL
(270) 924-2233

Living networks connect and support life forms large and small - from colonies of tiny microbes and populations of massive whales to ever-expanding human societies. In the California Academy of Sciences' latest original planetarium show, Habitat Earth, discover what it means to live in today's connected world. Through stunning visualizations of the natural world, dive below the ocean's surface to explore the dynamic relationships found in kelp forest ecosystems, travel beneath the forest floor to see how Earth's tallest trees rely on tiny fungi to survive, and journey to new heights to witness the intricate intersection between human and ecological networks. Admission fees apply. For a complete planetarium schedule, download this PDF.


Back to the Moon for Good

Jan 2, 2024 thru Feb 29, 2024 - Various Times
Golden Pond Planetarium // 238 Visitor Center Dr - LBL
(270) 924-2233

Your family will enjoy this full-dome presentation narrated by Tim Allen. Right now there is a new space race going on as teams of young scientists all around the globe compete for 30 million dollars in prize money offered by Google to see who will be the first private organization to land a rover on the moon in 2018. Not since the Apollo missions 40 years ago has there been this much lunar exploration. Admission fees apply. For a complete planetarium schedule, download this PDF.


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