Goddard Planetarium

The Robert H. Goddard Planetarium is home to a state-of-the-art, full-dome digital theater system with Digistar 6 programming. This immersive experience brings the captivating story of our cosmic origins to life like never before. Thanks is extended to the RMAC Foundation and its donors.

Corporate sponsorship opportunities are available to help us bring the newest films to our Roswell community. 

Public Show Schedule

Shows are presented on Tuesdays at 7 pm, and Wednesdays, and Saturdays at 2:30pm.  Each show includes a full-dome film accompanied by a star presentation. Films last approximately 40 minutes. For more information or to schedule a group, please call Jeremy Howe at 575-624-6744 

January 2020 Films and Show Times

Einstein’s Gravity Playlist 

22 minutes

Einstein’s Gravity Playlist is an original planetarium show that explores the ripples in space-time known as gravitational waves. Albert Einstein first predicted the existence of gravitational waves in 1916, and a century later, scientists detected these waves using incredibly precise laser technology here on Earth.  In honor of this long-anticipated detection, the scientists who created the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2017.  In this show, viewers follow Lucia, a PhD student in physics, on an exploration of how gravitational waves are formed, how they move through the universe, and how scientists like her work to hear them.

Tuesdays at 7 p.m.
January 7 & 21

Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m.
January 15 & 29

Saturdays at 2:30 p.m.
January 11 & 25

Uncharted Domain

29 minutes

During the 2017 Spring semester at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, students explored the topics of memory, transformation, and the outsider. In less than 5 months these students collaborated on all aspects of storytelling, concept development, video shoots, surround sound design, and 4k fulldome production.

It’s amazing what these students were able to create within one semester!

Tuesdays at 7 p.m.
January 14 & 28

Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m.
January 8 & 22

Saturdays at 2:30 p.m.
January 4 & 18

February 2020 Films and Show Times

Europe to the Stars

31 minutes

Europe to the Stars takes the viewer on an epic journey behind the scenes at the most productive ground-based observatory in the world, revealing the science, the history, the technology, and the people. Discover the European Southern Observatory in a story of cosmic curiosity, courage and perseverance; a story of observing a Universe of deep mysteries and hidden secrets; and a story of designing, building and operating the most powerful ground-based telescopes on the planet.

Tuesdays at 7 p.m.
February 11 & 25

Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m.
February 5 & 19

Saturdays at 2:30 p.m.
February 1, 15 & 29

Mexica Archaeoastronomy

20 minutes

Mexica Archaeoastronomy artfully intertwines science and mythology through illustrating the important role played by astronomical observation in the evolution of pre-Hispanic cultures in central Mexico. The new show delves into how the Mexicans used the calendrical and astronomical knowledge of previous cultures to found the capital of their empire, Tenochtitlan. Vibrant colors, shapes and sounds transport the viewer to a culture that, to this day, still lives on in the hearts of the Mexican people.

Tuesdays at 7 p.m.
February 4 & 18

Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m.
February 12 & 26

Saturdays at 2:30 p.m.
February 8 & 22

March 2020 Films and Show Times

Back to the Moon for Good

20 minutes 

Immerse yourself in a race to return to the Moon 50 years after the historic Apollo landings. See how a competition among privately funded international teams is ushering in a new era of lunar exploration. Learn about the Moon’s resources and discover what humanity’s future on the Moon might hold. Narrated by Tim Allen, "Back to the Moon For Good" presents the Google Lunar XPRIZE, and the personal stories of competition and collaboration it inspires.

Tuesdays at 7 p.m.
March 3, 17 & 31

Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m.
March 11 & 25

Saturdays at 2:30 p.m.
March 7 & 21
back to the moon

Solar Quest / Sizing Up Space

20 minutes 

Solar Quest is a planetarium short feature that demonstrates and provides an overview of the Sun – Earth environment. Detailed and high quality animations and videos demonstrate various solar phenomena such as fusion, light energy and solar surface features and phenomena.

Sizing Up Space introduces audiences to the scale of the solar system, galaxy, and universe. It describes a light year and explains its meaning by applying it to the planets and stars.

Tuesdays at 7 p.m.
March 10 & 24

Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m.
March 4 & 18

Saturdays at 2:30 p.m.
March 14 & 28
solar quest