All programs are free and open to the public. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Zacheis Planetarium will be showing double features every Thursday evening and Saturday afternoon this spring semester (except for spring break). Thursday movies will start at 7:00 and 7:45 (doors open at 6:45); Saturday movies at 3:00 and 3:45 p.m. (doors open at 2:45). You can see both, or if you prefer you can choose just one. There will be a break between movies to allow visitors to go in and out of the theater.
Along with the 12 new movies Zacheis planetarium purchased last summer, we have picked up four more new ones over the winter break. These full dome movies are provided free from the European Southern Observatory, and have been created by a variety of planetariums around the world. They will be mixed in throughout the spring semester.
Here’s the schedule for the Spring 2017 semester:
|Thur, Jan19||7:00 Life: A Cosmic Story||7:45 Robot Explorers|
|Sat, Jan 21||3:00 Cleopatra’s Universe||3:45 Ice Worlds|
|Thur, Jan 26||7:00 Solar Superstorms||7:45 Dream To Fly|
|Sat, Jan 28||3:00 Dawn of the Space Age||3:45 Moons: Worlds of Mystery|
|Thu, Feb 2||7:00 Supervolcanoes||7:45 Origins of Life|
|Sat, Feb 4||3:00 Fractal Explorations||3:45 Seven Wonders|
|Thur, Feb 9||7:00 The Dark Matter Mystery||7:45 Space School|
|Sat, Feb 11||3:00 Undiscovered Worlds||3:45 Earthquake|
|Thur, Feb 16||7:00 Live Astronomy Program||7:45 Live Astronomy Program|
|Sat, Feb 18||3:00 Stars of the Pharaohs||3:45 Extreme Planets|
|Thur, Feb 23||7:00 From Earth to the Universe||7:45 Experience the Aurora|
|Sat, Feb 25||3:00 Ultimate Universe||3:45 The First Stargazers|
|Thu, Mar 2||7:00 Lamps of Atlantis||7:45 Oasis in Space|
|Sat, Mar 4||3:00 Bad Astronomy||3:45 Escher’s Universe|
|Thur, Mar 9||7:00 Bella Gaia||7:45 Black Holes|
|Sat, Mar 11||3:00 Into the Deep||3:45 Hubble Vision 2|
|Thur, Mar 16||7:00 Natural Selection||7:45 To Space and Back|
|Sat, Mar 18||3:00 The Hot and Energetic Universe||3:45 From Dream To Discovery|
|Thur, Mar 30||7:00 Astronaut 2012||7:45 Exploding Universe|
|Sat, Apr 1||3:00 Dynamic Earth||3:45 The Body Code|
|Thu, Apr 6||7:00 Chasing the Ghost Particle||7:45 Distant Worlds: Alien Life?|
|Sat, Apr 8||3:00 Lucy’s Cradle||3:45 Saturn: Jewel of the Heavens|
|Thur, Apr 13||7:00 Live Astronomy Program||7:45 Live Astronomy Program|
|Sat, Apr 15||3:00 Dream To Fly||3:45 Supervolcanoes|
|Thur, Apr 20||7:00 Earthquake||7:45 Cleopatra’s Universe|
|Sat, Apr 22||3:00 Robot Explorers||3:45 Solar Superstorms|
|Thur, Apr 27||7:00 Dawn of the Space Age||7:45 Moons: Worlds of Mystery|
|Sat, Apr 29||3:00 Undiscovered Worlds||3:45 Sunstruck|
|Thur, May 4||7:00 Fractal Explorations||7:45 Stars of the Pharaohs|
|Sat, May 6||3:00 Origins of Life||3:45 Lamps of Atlantis|
|Thur, May 11||7:00 Seven Wonders||7:45 Ice Worlds|
|Sat, May 13||3:00 Space School||3:45 Life: A Cosmic Story|
Movie descriptions can be found on our Movie Library page.
Fractal Explorations, an original production of Dr. Robert Astalos and Zacheis Planetarium, premiered on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. It was made using only free software available to everyone on the internet. You can read about it on our Fractal Explorations page, and you can check out a preview of the movie on YouTube: Fractal Explorations Preview.
Fractal Explorations is currently licensed in a dozen planetariums in the U.S., and one each in England, Belgium, and India.
See our Movie Library page for movie descriptions.If you would like to be placed on an email list to receive notices of upcoming planetarium shows and events, as well as interesting things to see in the night sky, drop me an email asking to be placed on the list: email@example.com