Goddard Planetarium

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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!


Each show includes a full-dome film accompanied by a star presentation. Programs last approximately 45 minutes. To schedule a group visit or to learn more about corporate sponsorship opportunities, please call Jeremy Howe at 575-624-6744. Many thanks to the RMAC Foundation and donors for their support of our programming.


August Films and Show Times

Tuesday - Saturday Screenings
1 p.m.: We Are Stars
3 p.m.: Universe
5 p.m.: Two Small Pieces of Glass:The Amazing Telescope 
Fridays at 7p.m. and Second Saturday at 11a.m.: Waiting Far Away & Solar Quest 
Use 11th Street planetarium entrance for Friday evening shows.

We Are Stars

What are we made of? Where did it all come from?Explore the secrets of our cosmic chemistry and our explosive origins. Connect life on Earth to the evolution of the Universe by following the formation of Hydrogen atoms to the synthesis of Carbon, and the molecules for life. Narrated by Andy Serkis.

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Universe 

An historical look at how we have envisioned the universe though the ages. We visit some of the ancient sites where our ancestors erected great structures with special astronomical significance. Finally we look at the universe through the eyes of today’s scientists and space explorers to experience a spectacular overview of the heavens.

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Two Small Pieces of Glass: The Amazing Telescope 

Two Small Pieces of Glass – The Amazing Telescope fulldome show follows two students as they interact with a female astronomer at a local star party. Along the way, the students learn the history of the telescope from Galileo’s modifications to a child’s spyglass — using two small pieces of glass — to the launch of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and the future of astronomy. Aiming to engage and appeal to audiences of all ages, the show explores the wonder and discovery made by astronomers throughout the last 400 years.

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Waiting Far Away / Solar Quest 

An explorer of the cosmos has traveled too far… And can’t find home. Follow in the footsteps of a cosmic traveler as he shares a wild story. Find out what grand mysteries he has uncovered while journeying deep into intergalactic space, searching… 

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. The show also discusses the impacts that space weather may have and how the Earth’s atmosphere and magnetic field protects all life on Earth. Highlighted in the show is the role of the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) and how scientists have begun to use it as a way to help identify and predict severe space weather.


 

 

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