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Big Astronomy: People, Places & Discoveries

Big Astronomy: People, Places & Discoveries

Big Astronomy:  People, Places & Discoveries

Astronomers use giant telescopes to unlock the mysteries of the universe. This beautiful fulldome film takes us to three world-class observatories in Chile where we learn about how these amazing discoveries are made, and meet an inspiring cast of astronomers, engineers, technicians, and support staff who make it happen. We’ll also explore many astronomy concepts along the way, and explore the current night sky.

November Public Shows: 

Note that these are in-person programs. Masks are suggested.

  • Monday, November 21, 2022     6:00-7:00 PM CDT
  • Monday, November 21, 2022     7:30-8:30 PM CDT
  • Tuesday, November 22, 2022    6:00-7:00 PM CDT
  • Tuesday, November 22, 2022    7:30-8:30 PM CDT

Tickets are $2.50 per person and can be purchased HERE.

Tickets can be purchased at the ticket window with cash only for any shows that are not sold out. The ticket window opens 30 minutes before each show.

Seating is on a first-come first-served basis.

Can't attend the events?   Pop over to our donation page and support us that way!

See you there!!

Eclipse Glasses for Sale!

Image shows a Sun shape made with eclipse glasses

Be safe, order a pair for everyone in the family!


Be prepared to look at the October 14, 2023 and the April 8, 2024 Solar eclipses!

Did you know the sun is a great object to look at any day... sometimes its sunspots are so large that you can see them with just your eyes (protected with these amazing eclipse glasses, of course) from our spaceship Earth at more than 93,000,000 miles away.

Glasses purchased must be picked up at the planetarium by appointment or at any of our public events.   Cost is $5 per pair with all proceeds directly benefiting the planetarium.  Send an email to the planetarium to arrange for a pickup time.

Cash or check is our preferred method of payment but payment through our online store is possible, if you have to use a credit card.

Buy a pair for yourself, every family member, as a gift, or simply donate the purchase so that we can provide safe eclipse glasses to others in our community.

Additional donations welcomed!!