Goddard Planetarium

Comets, quasars, black holes—the night sky is filled with things wild and wonderful. Like the imagination of a child, space is beautiful and boundless.

The Robert H. Goddard Planetarium presents star shows, multi-media presentations, and hands-on activities for children and families that help us understand the changing universe and the impact of space science on our lives.

Fall 2017 Schedule

Throughout the remainder of 2017, shows will be presented on Tuesdays at 7 pm and Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2 pm. The Planetarium will be closed on Halloween, Thanksgiving weekend, and the last week of December.  For more information or to schedule a group , please call Jeremy Howe at 575-624-6744 x 23. 


Museum Members: free
$5: adults (ages 16-59) 
$3: children (ages 4-15)
Tots (ages 3 and under) are free
$3: Roswell residents with ID, seniors (ages 60+) and active military with ID

October: IBEX: Search for the Edge of the Solar System

Tuesday, October 24, 7 pm
Wednesday, October 25, 2 pm
Saturday, October 28, 2 pm
Follow the creation of NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) and get an in-depth look at how IBEX is collecting high-speed atoms to create a map of our Solar System’s boundary. Hear from the scientists and engineers that developed the spacecraft, and get the latest updates on the mission’s discoveries. FREE (Admission fees begin November 1)

November: Universe

Tuesdays, November 7-28, 7 pm
Wednesdays, November 1-29, 2 pm
Saturdays, November 4-18, 2 pm
Take an historical look at how we have envisioned the universe though the ages. Visit some of the ancient sites where our ancestors erected great structures with astronomical significance. Finally, look at the universe through the eyes of today’s scientists and space explorers to experience a spectacular overview of the heavens. Admission fees. 

December: Two Small Pieces of Glass

Tuesdays, December 5-19, 7 pm
Wednesdays, December 6-20, 2 pm
Saturdays, December 2-23, 2 pm
Galileo’s telescopic observations began a revolution, transforming our views of the cosmos and our place within. Two Small Pieces of Glass puts you in the middle of a modern star party. Discover the wonders that even a small amateur telescope can reveal and learn about the scientists that made such views possible. Admission fees. 

Renovation Complete

The Planetarium underwent a major renovation this year including the installation of a full-dome digital theater system with Digistar 6 programming, LED lighting around the perimeter, comfortable seating, as well as a dome repainting. Thanks is extended to the many donors and project supporters including Don and Sally Anderson, the City of Roswell and the RMAC Foundation and its donors.

Touch the Stars: Teach Bigger is the fundraising campaign coordinated by the RMAC Foundation in support of the recent planetarium renovation. It's not too late to suport the project. Donors can still sponsor seats for $500 or make donations in any denomination. For more details, please contact the RMAC Foundation office at 575-627-0918. Email: rmacfound@qwestoffice.net. Mailing address: 400 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 220, Roswell, NM  88201.